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17/05/2013 | Poultry
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Whitish mass on the leg of a chicken

Pathological examination revealed that the nodular growth affected the quadriceps, semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles but not the sciatic nerve.

Under the microscope the mass was found to be formed by a neoplastic proliferation of spindle cells consistent with a fibroma or a nerve sheath tumor.
No lesions were observed in the brain or the sciatic nerve.

Whitish mass involving the thight muscle and the knee joint.

Whitish mass involving the thight muscle and the knee joint.

Detail of the cut surface of the mass.

Detail of the cut surface of the mass.



1 comment(s)


  1. SESC
    23/05/2013

    Comment from LinkedIn’s Veterinary pathology group:

    Most likely due to ALV. ALV can cause all sorts of neoplasms besides lymphoid leukosis.

    Our pathologists answer:
    Thank you for your interesting comment. Unfortunately we lack epidemiologial information on the case and ALV-PCR to confirm this possibility.

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