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Title: Spontaneous multicentric soft tissue sarcoma in a captive African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris): case report and literature review
Authors: Díaz-Delgado, Josué 
Pool, Roy
Hoppes, Sharman
Cerezo, Argine
Quesada-Canales, Óscar 
Stoica, George
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Atelerix albiventris
Soft tissue tumor
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 
Abstract: This report describes the clinical, macroscopic, histopathological and immunohistochemical features of a spontaneous multicentric extraskeletal sarcoma in an adult male African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). It also provides a succinct up-to-date review on neoplasia in this species. On autopsy examination, main gross findings included a moderately demarcated cranial mass and a multilobulated, caudal intra-abdominal mass. The cranial mass had perforated the underlying temporal and occipital bones and had extended into the cranial vault and was compressing the surface of the cerebellum and cerebrum. Histologic, histochemical and immunohistochemical analyses supported a diagnosis of multicentric poorly differentiated spindle cell sarcoma with fibrosarcomatous, storiform and myxoid foci. The high incidence of neoplasia and cross similarities renders the African hedgehog a suitable species for comparative pathology studies.
ISSN: 0916-7250
DOI: 10.1292/jvms.17-0003
Source: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science[ISSN 0916-7250],v. 79, p. 889-895
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