Ovarian teratoma in a Mediterranean tortoise

Jaime Martorell, Sara Soto, Sara Barrera, Antonio Ramis

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A 61-year-old female Mediterranean tortoise (Testudo hermanniij presented after 1 week of tetraparesis. Coelomic ultrasonography revealed free fluid and an ovarian mass with multiple follicles. Blood analysis suggested renal failure. After initial medical treatment for kidney disease, the tortoise seemed to improve clinically, but the animal died 2 months later. Necropsy and histopathology revealed an ovarian teratoma. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a teratoma in tortoise gonadal tissue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
JournalCompendium: Continuing Education For Veterinarians
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009

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