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1 January 2010 A Case of Metastatic Uterine Adenocarcinoma in a Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)
Margaret Wilson, Robert Hermes, John Bainbridge, Hugh Bassett
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A 39-yr-old, acyclic, uniparous, female white rhinoceros with a history of recurrent vaginal bleeding was euthanized following a period of respiratory distress and ill-thrift. The rhinoceros' uterus had previously been evaluated by ultrasound and diffuse endometrial hyperplasia and two benign uterine leiomyomas had been diagnosed. At necropsy examination, a large, infiltrative, metastatic uterine adenocarcinoma was found multifocally throughout the uterus, scattered within the peritoneal cavity, on the diaphragm, the splenic capsule, the pleural surface of the lung and mesenteric lymph nodes. A large volume (100 L) of ascites fluid was present in the abdominal and pleural cavities.

Margaret Wilson, Robert Hermes, John Bainbridge, and Hugh Bassett "A Case of Metastatic Uterine Adenocarcinoma in a Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(1), 111-114, (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0128.1
Received: 22 June 2009; Published: 1 January 2010
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Adenocarcinoma
Ceratotherium simum simum
rhinoceros
uterus
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