Ovarian teratoma in a green iguana (Iguana iguana)

Nancy Anderson, Jamie Williams, John E. Sagartz, Roy Barnewall

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An ovarian mass was diagnosed in an adult female green iguana (Iguana iguana) by ultrasonography during evaluation for ovarian follicular development. A large, well-circumscribed, hypervascular ovarian mass with multiple fluid-filled vesicles was identified during surgery. A histopathologic diagnosis of ovarian teratoma was made based on the presence of multiple tissues of different embryonic germ-layer origins. The teratoma recurred as a malignant tumor 18 mo later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Green iguana
  • Iguana iguana
  • Ovarian teratoma
  • Ultrasound
  • Urolith

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)


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