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31 December 2013 ECCRINE CARCINOMA IN THE FOOT OF AN ASIAN ELEPHANT (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS)
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A case of eccrine carcinoma of the interdigital foot glands in a 39-yr-old female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) from Zagreb Zoo is described. The tumor between the toenails of the right forefoot was surgically removed 3 yr before postmortem examination (2003), and the histopathologic diagnosis was compound eccrine carcinoma characterized with glandular tubular and papillary proliferations, mild cellular pleomorphism, proliferation of the myoepithelial cells with mucoid secretions, and necrosis. Immunohistochemistry revealed strong immunoreactivity to S-100 protein, estrogen, and high–molecular weight cytokeratin. This elephant also had chronic renal fibrosis with uremia.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Željko Grabarević, Andrea Gudan Kurilj, Marko Hohšteter, Branka Artuković, Angelica Hinke-Bruckmann, Petar Džaja, Zdenka Hutinec, Sven Seiwerth, and Ingeborg Bata "ECCRINE CARCINOMA IN THE FOOT OF AN ASIAN ELEPHANT (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(4), 1049-1054, (31 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0119R4.1
Received: 1 June 2011; Published: 31 December 2013
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