Adenomatous Hyperplasia of the Thyroid Gland in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary and Hudson Bay, Quebec, Canada

@article{Mikaelian2003AdenomatousHO,
  title={Adenomatous Hyperplasia of the Thyroid Gland in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary and Hudson Bay, Quebec, Canada},
  author={Igor Mikaelian and Philippe Labelle and M. Kopal and Sylvain De Guise and Daniel Martineau},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={698 - 703}
}
We evaluated thyroid gland lesions in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary (n = 16) and Hudson Bay (n = 14). Follicular cysts and nodules of adenomatous hyperplasia of the thyroid gland were found in eight and nine adults from the St. Lawrence Estuary (n = 10), respectively, and in four and six adults from Hudson Bay (n = 14), respectively. The total volume of the lesions of thyroid adenomatous hyperplasia was positively correlated with age in both populations… 

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