Atypical multiple, papilliform, xanthomatous, cutaneous neoplasia in a goose (Anser anser)

S. M. Jaensch, R. Butler, A. O'Hara, S. R. Raidal, K. Wyatt

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An 18-month-old, male greylag goose was presented for assessment of multiple, semi-pedunculated cutaneous masses limited to non-feathered areas of skin. Initial biopsy and histopathology revealed a mesenchymal neoplasm suggestive of lipoblastomatosis or atypical xanthoma. Immunohistochemistry was unsuccessful in determining the tissue type of origin. Surgical resection of all masses was prevented by the mucocutaneous location of several masses. Chemotherapy using intralesion cisplatin was unsuccessful in resolving the masses but was well-tolerated by the goose. Serum lipid and lipoprotein analysis revealed a persistent hypercholesterolaemia and hypertriglyceridaemia without biochemical evidence of an underlying metabolic disease. The persistent hyperlipidaemia may have contributed to the formation of the masses identified in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2002


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