Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • RAT
  • SYSTEM:
    • ENDOCRINE
  • ORGAN:
    • PITUITARY
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • PITUITARY CARCINOMA
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • NEOPLASIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • It is difficult from this view to definitively establish malignancy, although this is a very large neoplasm. A lateral view of infiltration into the hypothalamus would be very helpful. These neoplasms generally secrete prolactin in this species.