Endothelial Cardiac Neoplasms in Mangrove Rivulus

Mangrove rivulus fed freeze-dried chicken liver developed endothelial neoplasms in the ventricle and bulbus arteriosus (Couch, 1995). Prevalence of these cardiac neoplasms was 25% in 204 fish, and nine of the affected fish had possible metastatic neoplasms in the gills. An avian virus in the chicken liver, activation of an endogenous virus, or unintended exposure to a chemical carcinogen are possible causes of these neoplasms, but additional study is required to determine the cause of the neoplasms.

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