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1 December 2002 Localized Ascites in a Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) With Hepatic Cirrhosis
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A 16-year-old male cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) was diagnosed with liver disease on the basis of clinical signs, results of biochemical analyses, and radiographic evidence of hepatomegaly. The bird died shortly after a plasma transfusion while it was anesthetized for a liver biopsy. Postmortem examination revealed ascites, which was localized to the right and left ventral hepatic peritoneal cavities, forming discrete fluid-filled sacs around each lobe of the liver. This fluid had mimicked hepatomegaly radiographically; the liver was actually discolored, firm, and shrunken. Light microscopic findings were consistent with hepatic cirrhosis. The etiology of the hepatic cirrhosis was not determined.

Colette L. Wheler and Rodney A. Webber "Localized Ascites in a Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) With Hepatic Cirrhosis," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 16(4), 300-305, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1647/1082-6742(2002)016[0300:LAIACN]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2002
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