Squamous cell carcinoma and consequent otitis in a long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) - Case report

János Gál, Krisztina Landauer, Elena Alina Palade, Katalin Ivaskevics, Miklós Rusvai, Zoltán Demeter

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Abstract

The authors describe a squamous cell carcinoma arising from the ear canal of a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). No metastasis could be identified elsewhere in the animal. Due to the irritation caused by the tumorous proliferation the animal constantly scratched the affected area, which led to secondary bacterial infection of the middle ear accompanied by the stagnation of an increased volume of local secretions. Using routine haematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining techniques, the tumour was identified as a squamous cell carcinoma. This work constitutes the first description of such a tumour in a Long-eared Hedgehog.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Hemiechinus auritus
  • Long-eared Hedgehog
  • Otitis
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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