Antleroma in a Free-ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Brandon A. Munk, E. Garrison, B. Clemons, Michael K Keel

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Abstract

A 2-year-old male free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was diagnosed with bilateral expansile tumors of antler origin. The deer was found dead by a landowner in High Springs, Florida. Two roughly spherical, multilobular, broad-based, bony, velvet-covered masses originated from each antler pedicle. These masses replaced or displaced many of the bones and soft tissues of the skull and extended through the left cribriform plate and the right petrous temporal bone, compressing portions of the brain. Microscopically, the masses closely resembled normal-growing antler, containing all the elements thereof but with areas of necrosis and hemorrhage suggestive of ischemi or trauma. Tumorlike outgrowths termed antleromas have been described in free-ranging and captive cervids and typically are associated with disruptions in the seasonal rise and fall of circulating testosterone necessary for normal antler growth, casting, and regeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Pathology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 2015

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Keywords

  • antler
  • antleroma
  • cervid
  • neoplasia
  • white-tailed deer

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Antleroma in a Free-ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). / Munk, Brandon A.; Garrison, E.; Clemons, B.; Keel, Michael K.

In: Veterinary Pathology, Vol. 52, No. 1, 29.01.2015, p. 213-216.

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Munk, Brandon A. ; Garrison, E. ; Clemons, B. ; Keel, Michael K. / Antleroma in a Free-ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). In: Veterinary Pathology. 2015 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 213-216.
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