A thymic carcinoid in a Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris).

  • Powe J
  • Castleman W
  • Fiorello C
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Abstract

An 18-yr-old Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) presented with acute onset hind limb paresis. Radiographic and ultrasonographic imaging revealed a caudal abdominal aortic thrombus and a cranial mediastinal mass. Necropsy confirmed aortic thrombosis. Necrotizing enteritis and multifocal renal thrombosis were also noted. The cranial mediastinum contained a bilobed mass that histologically and ultrastructurally was consistent with a carcinoid.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoid Tumor: complications
  • Carcinoid Tumor: diagnosis
  • Carcinoid Tumor: pathology
  • Carcinoid Tumor: veterinary
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Male
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombosis: etiology
  • Thrombosis: veterinary
  • Thymus Neoplasms
  • Thymus Neoplasms: complications
  • Thymus Neoplasms: diagnosis
  • Thymus Neoplasms: pathology
  • Thymus Neoplasms: veterinary
  • Tigers

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Authors

  • Joshua Powe

  • William Castleman

  • Christine Fiorello

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