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1 June 2017 MEDIASTINAL LYMPHOMA AND CHYLOTHORAX IN A STRIPED SKUNK (MEPHITIS MEPHITIS)
Mátyás Liptovszky, Zoltán Kerekes, Edina Perge, Péter Vajdovich, Endre Ákos Papp, Viktor Molnár
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Abstract

Tumors are infrequently reported in skunks, with only a few case reports published in the literature. Chylothorax associated with mediastinal lymphoma was diagnosed in a captive 7-yr-old male striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis). The animal presented with anorexia and apathy. Supportive care and prednisolone improved the animal's clinical status for 2 wk preceding its death. Histopathology supported the clinical findings, and the tumor was classified as a mediastinal non–Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 2b, which has not been documented in the literature.

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Mátyás Liptovszky, Zoltán Kerekes, Edina Perge, Péter Vajdovich, Endre Ákos Papp, and Viktor Molnár "MEDIASTINAL LYMPHOMA AND CHYLOTHORAX IN A STRIPED SKUNK (MEPHITIS MEPHITIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(2), 598-601, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1638/2016-0127R1.1
Received: 19 December 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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mediastinal non–Hodgkin lymphoma
Mephitis mephitis
Mustelidae
striped skunk
tumor
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