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Elliott R. Jacobson DVM, PhD, DACZM1, David J. Reese DVM, DACVR2, Clifford R. Berry DVM, DACVR3, Paige Brock DVM4, Dalen W. Agnew DVM, PhD5, David E. Toplon DVM6, Jeffrey R. Abbott DVM, PhD, DACVP7, Heather A. Kridel DVM8, A. Richard Alleman DVM, PhD, DACVP9, and Mark D. Dunbar DVM, DACVP10
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  • 1 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciencesm, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 2 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciencesm, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 3 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciencesm, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 4 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciencesm, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 5 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610; and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48910
  • | 6 Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 7 Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 8 Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 9 Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
  • | 10 Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
History

A 6-year-old 61-cm 1.2-kg (2.6-lb) female savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) in a zoological collection became anorexic. The monitor had no previous history of illness. On physical examination, the coelom was considered distended and a large semiflocculent mass was palpated in the left side of the coelomic cavity. The lizard did not appear to be in pain while being examined. The monitor was referred for evaluation, and radiographs of the coelomic cavity were obtained (Figure 1).

Horizontal lateral (A) and dorsoventral (B) radiographic views of the coelomic cavity of a 6-year-old female savannah monitor

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Jacobson (jacobsone@ufl.edu).