An unusual pleomorphic sarcoma in a hybrid mallard

Journal of Wildlife Diseases



An unusual pleomorphic sarcoma from a hybrid mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is described. Rhabdomyosarcoma was considered in the original differential diagnoses but rejected due to lack of specific characteristics generally seen in these tumors. The histologic characteristics described are consistent with mammalian sarcomas recorded in the literature as malignant fibrous histiocytoma.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An unusual pleomorphic sarcoma in a hybrid mallard
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI 10.7589/0090-3558-23.2.334
Volume 23
Issue 2
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 4 p.
First page 334
Last page 337
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N