Mast cell tumors in three ferrets.

E. Stauber, J. Robinette, R. Basaraba, M. Riggs, C. Bishop

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Pruritic open skin lesions (5 mm diameter) on the thorax, neck, or head of 3 ferrets were diagnosed as mast cell tumors. Diagnosis of the tumors was based on histologic examination of biopsy specimens. Histologic diagnosis was necessary because the lesions had been treated as mycotic or bacterial ulcers and did not respond to conventional treatment. Excised mast cell tumors did not recur, and malignant behavior of the tumors was not observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-767
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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