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Mesotheliomain a Desi Hen-Case Report

C.Niranjana, Joanna Kollipillai, R.Bharathi and S.Kavitha

Veterinary University Peripheral Hospital, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai-600051, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 57 to 59
(Received: October, 2018, Accepted: February, 2019)


A 2-year-old Desi hen was presented with the history of abdominal distension, anorexia and cessation of egg laying. Clinical examination revealed no traces of egg shell in the cloaca and uid thrill was felt in the distended abdomen. Radiograph conrmed ascites. However, the bird collapsed and could not be revived.Post mortem examination revealed multiple, small, rm, whitish nodules along the length of the intestines. Histopathology revealed tumour cells resembling epithelial cells with an acidophilic, granular cytoplasm, prominent nucleoli and vesicular nucleus, indicative of mesothelioma.

Key Words: Mesothelioma, serosal tumour, asbestos,desi hen

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