PUBLICATION

Primary Intestinal and Vertebral Chordomas in Laboratory Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Authors
Cooper, T.K., Murray, K.N., Spagnoli, S., Spitsbergen, J.M.
ID
ZDB-PUB-140611-5
Date
2015
Source
Veterinary Pathology   52(2): 388-92 (Journal)
Registered Authors
Murray, Katy, Spitsbergen, Jan
Keywords
chordomas, intestinal, vertebral, zebrafish
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Chordoma/pathology
  • Chordoma/veterinary*
  • Female
  • Fish Diseases/pathology*
  • Intestinal Neoplasms/pathology
  • Intestinal Neoplasms/veterinary*
  • Male
  • Spinal Neoplasms/pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms/veterinary*
  • Zebrafish
PubMed
24913269 Full text @ Vet. Pathol.
Abstract
Chordomas are uncommon neoplasms arising from notochord remnants, most commonly occurring in the axial skeleton. Extraskeletal soft tissue chordomas are rare primary tumors, and primary alimentary tract chordomas have not been reported. Herein we report 24 cases of spontaneous primary intestinal chordomas in zebrafish, as well as 9 spontaneous vertebral chordomas. Both intestinal and vertebral tumors showed invasive behavior, although more commonly in the latter. In all cases of primary intestinal chordomas, there was no axial or peripheral skeletal or other nonvisceral involvement. Although uncommon, intestinal chordomas represent a unique background lesion in aged zebrafish.
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