Suspected metastatic coccygeal chordoma in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo).

  title={Suspected metastatic coccygeal chordoma in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo).},
  author={J S Munday and Cathy A Brown and Lauren J. Richey},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  volume={16 5},
A chordoma was removed from the tail base of a 6.5-year-old ferret (Mustela putorius furo). A nodule was observed in the area of tumor development when the ferret was purchased at 3 months of age. Although the nodule did not enlarge for 2 years, slow, steady growth of the tumor was observed for 4 years before surgical removal. Eight months after removal of the chordoma, the ferret developed 2 cutaneous masses. One was adjacent to the vulva, close to where the chordoma had been removed from… CONTINUE READING