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Title: Hepatic lesions in cetaceans stranded in the Canary Islands
Authors: Jáber Mohamad, José Raduán 
Pérez Arevalo,Jose 
Arbelo Hernández, Manuel Antonio 
Andrada Borzollino, Marisa Ana 
Hidalgo, María R.
Gómez Villamandos, José Carlos
van den Ingh, Ted S. G. A. M.
Fernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús 
UNESCO Clasification: 240111 Patología animal
310907 Patología
240119 Zoología marina
240118 Mamíferos
Keywords: Cetaceans
Dolphins
Hepatic lesions
Liver
Ultrastructure, et al
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: 0300-9858
Journal: Veterinary Pathology 
Abstract: This article describes the gross, histopathologic, and ultrastructural findings of the livers of cetaceans stranded on the coast of the Canary Islands between 1992 and 2000. A total of 135 cetaceans were included in the study, among which 25 were common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), 23 Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), 19 striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), and 15 other species of dolphins and whales. The most common lesion observed in these animals was a nonspecific chronic reactive hepatitis (47/135), followed by hyaline intracytoplasmic inclusions in hepatocytes (33/135). Parasitic cholangitis was detected in 8/135 animals, whereas hepatic lipidosis was presented in 7/135 animals. The ultrastructure of hyaline hepatocytic cytoplasmic inclusions is described, and possible causes of these inclusions are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/47546
ISSN: 0300-9858
DOI: 10.1354/vp.41-2-147
Source: Veterinary Pathology [ISSN 0300-9858], v. 41 (2), p. 147-153
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