Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour in a Seba's Short-Tailed Bat (Carollia perspicillata).

Franzen, Jan; Soto, Sara; Fasel, Nicolas J; Rüegg-van den Broek, Peggy; B. Veiga, Inês (2021). Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour in a Seba's Short-Tailed Bat (Carollia perspicillata). Journal of comparative pathology, 184, pp. 72-76. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jcpa.2021.02.004

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There are few reports of tumours in bats, despite the fact that members of the Chiroptera order include 22.4% of all currently known mammal species. We now describe a case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) in an adult female Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) from a private zoo in Switzerland. The macroscopical and histological findings indicated that the MPNST originated from a dorsal spinal nerve root sheath in the lumbar region and metastasized to the spleen. Immunohistochemical labelling for glial fibrillary acid protein, S100 protein, neuron specific enolase and synaptophysin was negative. The cytoplasm of a few neoplastic cells labelled for smooth muscle actin and desmin. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a PNST in a member of the Chiroptera order.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Franzen, Jan; Soto Martin, Sara and Berenguer Veiga, Inês Margarida

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0021-9975

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Achim Braun Parham

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2021 09:29

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2021 09:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jcpa.2021.02.004

PubMed ID:

33894882

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Seba's short-tailed bat malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157777

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157777

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