Cervical type AB thymoma (Mixed) tumour diagnosis in a mynah as a model to study human: clinicohistological, immunohistochemical and cytohistopathological study
1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
2 Faculty of Para-Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilam, Ilam, Iran
3 Graduate, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
4 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Teharn University, Tehran, Iran
Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:98 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-98Published: 18 June 2013
Thymoma is a primary mediastinal neoplasm arising from or exhibiting differentiation towards thymic epithelial cells, typically with the presence of non-neoplastic lymphocytes. A 13-year-old male Mynah bird (acridotheres tristis) was presented for evaluation of a 2.3 × 1.5 × 1.0 cm mass in the left ventrolateral cervical region. The clinical signs, radiology, cytohistopathology and immunohistochimy findings related to the thymoma are presented. These findings indicated that the tumor was a type AB thymoma according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and veterinary classification. Thymomas are rarely reported in avian species and this is the first report in a Mynah bird.
The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1159525819982779 webcite.