Metastatic malignant mesothelioma in a tiger (Panthera tigris).

  title={Metastatic malignant mesothelioma in a tiger (Panthera tigris).},
  author={Shin Ns and Kwon Sw and Kim Dy and Kweon Ok and Seo Ib and Kim Jh},
An 8-yr-old female tiger (Panthera tigris) died following a 2-wk history of progressive depression, an orexia, respiratory insufficiency, and exercise intolerance. At the time of necropsy, numerous coalescing, 4-20-mm, tan, firm nodules were scattered throughout the pleural surfaces of the thoracic wall and the mediastinum, giving a velvety appearance to these surfaces. Histologically, the nodules were diagnosed as malignant pleural mesothelioma. Secondary metastasis to the regional… CONTINUE READING