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1 December 2010 Melanoma in the Skin of a Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
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A female nurse shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum, estimated at 27 yr of age had a 5.5-yr history of a 6-cm black, raised nodular skin lesion located on the right side of the proximal tail. The lesion was diagnosed on biopsy as a slow-growing melanoma of the skin with no vascular invasion. The nurse shark was euthanized for systemic illness approximately 4.5 mo after diagnosis of the dermal melanoma. No evidence of metastasis was found on histopathologic evaluation of the skin and viscera.

Jennifer A. Waldoch, Sandy S. Burke, Jan C. Ramer, and Michael M. Garner "Melanoma in the Skin of a Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(4), 729-731, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0014.1
Received: 19 January 2010; Published: 1 December 2010
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