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Can Vet J. 1997 October; 38(10): 643–644.
PMCID: PMC1576865

Squamous cell carcinoma originating from a cutaneous scar in a llama.


A nonhealing wound associated with a laceration in a 12-year-old llama was evaluated. Initial attempts at closure were unsuccessful and biopsy revealed scar tissue. Subsequent biopsies, 18 mo later, revealed squamous cell carcinoma with regional metastasis. This report describes squamous cell carcinoma, secondary to a traumatic wound in a llama.

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