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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-11148

Schmid-Brunclik, N; Simova-Curd, S; Kaufmann-Bart, M; Gassmann, M; Hatt, J M (2008). Liposarcoma in a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 17(4):132-135.

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A three year-old male veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) with clinical signs of anorexia and distended coelom was evaluated. Radiographs and ultrasonography revealed coelomic and pericardial effusion. Coelomocentesis and pericardiocentesis yielded a modified transudate. Based on the poor response to symptomatic therapy with a poor prognosis the chameleon was euthanized. The histopathological examination of lung, liver, heart and kidney tissue revealed proliferation of poorly differentiated cells with pleomorphic nuclei and abundant, finely vacuolated cytoplasm, a typical feature of liposarcoma. This is the first diagnosis of a liposarcoma with metastasis in several organs of a veiled chameleon.



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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Physiology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 13:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:52
Publisher:Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
Official URL:http://www.arav.org/ECOMARAV//timssnet/arav_publications/arav_publications.cfm

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