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1 September 2013 METASTATIC PANCREATIC CARCINOMA AND BRONCHIOLOALVEOLAR ADENOMAS IN AN EGYPTIAN FRUIT BAT (ROUSETTUS AEGYPTIACUS)
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An adult female, intact Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) was presented for lethargy, anorexia, and markedly reduced flying activity. Physical and ultrasound examinations were suggestive of an abdominal mass with free fluid within the abdomen. Based on the poor and deteriorating clinical condition of the animal, euthanasia was elected. Gross necropsy revealed an irregular thickening at the root of the mesentery and a diffusely, dark-red liver with rounded hepatic margins. Histologic examination revealed extensive neoplastic effacement of the pancreas with invasion into the surrounding mesentery and mesenteric lymph nodes and metastatic spread to the liver. Based on the morphology of the neoplastic cells, the involvement of the pancreas, and immunohistochemistry, a diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic carcinoma was made. Additionally, two small neoplasms were identified in the lungs. These masses were distinct from the carcinoma, and their morphology was consistent with bronchioloalveolar adenomas. This is the first known report of either benign pulmonary lesions or pancreatic carcinomas in the order Chiroptera.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Andrew C. Cushing, Robert Ossiboff, Elizabeth Buckles, and Noha Abou-Madi "METASTATIC PANCREATIC CARCINOMA AND BRONCHIOLOALVEOLAR ADENOMAS IN AN EGYPTIAN FRUIT BAT (ROUSETTUS AEGYPTIACUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(3), 794-798, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0026R.1
Received: 17 July 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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