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1 March 2008 Pericardial Mesothelioma in a Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)
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A 17-year-old Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) presented with dyspnea and tachypnea. Radiographs revealed severe pleural and pericardial effusion, but no obvious mass. During attempts to remove the fluid under anesthesia, the cat developed cardiac tamponade and died. At necropsy, a nodular mass was found at the heart base and was identified as a pericardial mesothelioma. This is the first report of this tumor in any large cat.

Ellen B. Wiedner, Ramiro Isaza, William A. Lindsay, Allison L. Case, Joshua Decker, and John Roberts "Pericardial Mesothelioma in a Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(1), 121-123, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.1638/2007-0080.1
Received: 8 July 2007; Published: 1 March 2008
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