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J Vet Diagn Invest. 2004 Mar;16(2):160-3.

Placental teratocarcinoma in a mare with possible metastasis to the foal.

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  • 1Virginia Department of Agriculture, 1100 Bank Street, Suite 600, Richmond, VA 23219, USA.

Abstract

A teratocarcinoma was diagnosed in the amnion of a 5-year-old Arabian mare that delivered a healthy, full-term foal. The foal died at 2.5 months of age as a result of metastasis of an undifferentiated component of the mass. This case is unique because it is the first reported case of placental teratocarcinoma in animals and the malignant component apparently metastasized to the foal resulting in its death.

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15053370
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