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Spontaneously occurring neoplasms (tumors) reported in Ferrets

Spontaneously occurring neoplasms (tumors) reported in Ferrets

Organ System

Reported Tumor Type

Reproductive tract (female)

Ovarian spindle cell tumors, leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, sex-cord stromal tumor (including thecoma, granulosa cell tumor [arrhenoblastoma]), ovarian adenocarcinoma, thecoma, granulosa cell tumor, uterine (fibro)leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, teratoma, deciduoma, uterine adenocarcinoma

Reproductive tract (male)

Testicular seminoma; Sertoli cell tumor; interstitial cell tumor; leiomyosarcoma; mixed germ cell-sex cord-stromal tumor; peripheral nerve sheath tumor; prostate (adeno)carcinomas, preputial gland adenocarcinoma

Mammary glands

Simple and complex mammary adenomas; adenocarcinomas

Hematopoietic and lymphatic systems

Lymphoma; leukemia (lymphoblastic, lymphocytic, myeloid, megakaryocytic myelomonocytic, erythremic); myeloma; myelolipoma; thymoma


Basal cell tumor (sebaceous epithelioma, sebaceous adenoma), mast cell tumor, apocrine sweat gland tumor, ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, trichoblastoma, hemangioma, hemangiosarcoma, hamartoma, lipoma, liposarcoma, (mucoid) fibroma, (vaccination site) fibrosarcoma, myxosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, adrenocortical-like cutaneous tumor, histiocytoma, melanocytoma, epitheliotropic lymphoma

Gastrointestinal tract

Lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, gastric adenocarcinomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, colonic adenomatous polyp, hepatocellular adenoma and carcinoma, peliod hepatocellular carcinoma, biliary cystadenoma, cholangiocellular carcinoma, pancreatic exocrine adenocarcinoma, salivary gland carcinoma, peritoneal mesotheliomas, malignant mesenchymoma

Urinary tract

Transitional cell carcinoma, renal carcinoma, adenoma, nephroblastoma

Respiratory tract

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the trachea, mast cell tumor, mesothelioma, no primary lung tumors described

Cardiovascular system

Hemangioma, hemangiosarcoma, lymphangioma

Musculoskeletal system

Chordoma, chordosarcoma, osteoma, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, intramedullary lumbosacral teratoma, fibrosarcoma, synovial cell sarcoma, leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, piloleiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcomas

Nervous system

Meningioma, granular cell tumor, choroid plexus papilloma, ocular lymphoma, melanocytoma, peripheral nerve sheath tumor, neurofibroma, neurilemmoma, neurofibrosarcoma, ganglioneuroma, spinal cord lymphosarcoma

Endocrine system

Adrenocortical adenoma/carcinoma, phaeochromocytoma, insulinoma, thyroid carcinoma, C-cell carcinoma, adrenal neuroblastoma, adenocarcinoma of lachrymal gland origin