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Astrocytoma in an African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) Suspected Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21628867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 28-month-old African hedgehog was referred to our hospital with progressive tetraparesis. On the first presentation, the hedgehog was suspected as having wobbly hedgehog syndrome (WHS) and the animal was treated with medication and rehabilitation. The animal died 22 days after onset. Pathological examination revealed that the animal was involved in astrocytoma between the medulla oblongata and the spinal cord (C1). This report indicates that a primary central nervous system tumor should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses for hedgehogs presenting with progressive paresis, together with WHS.
Authors:
Makoto Nakata; Yasutsugu Miwa; Takuya Itou; Kazuyuki Uchida; Hiroyuki Nakayama; Takeo Sakai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Miwa Exotic Animal Hospital.
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