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Surgical removal of an undifferentiated abdominal sarcoma from a koi carp (Cyprinus carpio)
  1. G. A. Lewbart, MS, VMD1,
  2. G. Spodnick, DVM, DipACVS1,1,
  3. N. Barlow, DVM2,
  4. N. E. Love, DVM, DipACVR3,
  5. F. Geoly, DVM, DipACVP2,2 and
  6. R. S. Bakal, DVM, MS1
  1. 1 Department of Companion Animal and Special Species, Medicine
  2. 2 Department of Microbiology, Physiology and Pathology
  3. 3 Department of Anatomy, Physiological Sciences and Radiology, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606, USA


An undifferentiated abdominal sarcoma was removed surgically from a koi carp. The diagnostic procedures, including radiography and computed tomography, and the procedures for general anaesthesia and the surgical approach for a celiotomy in a fish are described. The gross and microscopic appearance of the tumour is described and lustrated.

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  • Dr Spodnick's present address is Veterinary Specialty Hospital, 305-C Asheville Avenue, Cary, North Carolina 27511, USA

  • Dr Geoly's present address is Heska Cororation, 1825 Sharp Point Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, USA

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