Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2012
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Page No. 94 - 96

Mammary Gland Adenocarcinoma in Three Small Indian Mongooses (Herpestes javanicus)

Authors : Kaiser Dawood

Abstract: Mammary gland neoplasms of all types in wildlife are considered rare and underreported. Three female mongooses of unknown age were presented with lethargy, limping and poor body condition. On examination, the mongooses were anaemic, dehydrated and anorexic with palpable subcutaneous masses in the mammary gland region, overlain by ulcerated skin. At postmortem examination the masses were firm, multinodular and nonencapsulated. Microscopically, the normal mammary gland architecture was disrupted by neoplastic epithelial cells arranged in tubules, acini and fewer anaplastic solid sheets. Metastatic cells were found in other organs. The tumors were classified as simple adenocarcinoma, grade II. This is the first report of mammary gland neoplasia in mongooses.

How to cite this article:

Kaiser Dawood , 2012. Mammary Gland Adenocarcinoma in Three Small Indian Mongooses (Herpestes javanicus). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 94-96.

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