Artículos de revistas
Cutaneous Fibroma in a Captive Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY, OXFORD, v. 147, n. 4, supl. 4, Part 1-2, pp. 574-576, NOV, 2012
Aguiar, L. S.
Brito, L. T.
Catao-Dias, J. L.
An adult female common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) had a mass on the plantar surface of the right forelimb that was removed surgically. Microscopical examination revealed many spindle cells with mild anisocytosis and anisokaryosis and a surrounding collagenous stroma. There were no mitoses. Immunohistochemistry showed that the spindle cells expressed vimentin, but not desmin. A diagnosis of cutaneous fibroma was made. Tumours are reported uncommonly in chelonian species. Cutaneous fibroma has been diagnosed in an alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii), but not previously in a common snapping turtle. Crown Copyright (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.