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1 March 2012 Multicentric Neurofibromatosis With Rectal Prolapse in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
Elizabeth M. Rush, Anna L. Ogburn, Michael M. Garner
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An approximately 31-yr-old California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with a history of chronic visual impairment and corneal disease presented with slow onset, progressive neurologic deficits. Treatment for rear flipper paresis was not effective and the animal was euthanatized. Histopathologic findings included hepatocellular and biliary neoplasia, ocular amyloidosis, adrenal adenoma and pheochromocytoma, and spinal cord changes consistent with multicentric neurofibromatosis. This is the first documentation of these conditions in a California sea lion.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Elizabeth M. Rush, Anna L. Ogburn, and Michael M. Garner "Multicentric Neurofibromatosis With Rectal Prolapse in a California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(1), 110-119, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0006.1
Received: 13 January 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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