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1 September 2013 Osteoma in a Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot ( Amazona aestiva)
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Osteoma is an uncommon bone formation documented in avian species and other animals. A blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) with clinical respiratory symptoms was examined because of a hard mass present on the left nostril. Radiographs suggested a bone tumor, and the mass was surgically excised. Histopathologic examination revealed features of an osteoma. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an osteoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot. Osteoma should be considered as a differential diagnosis in birds with respiratory distress and swelling of the nostril.

João Felipe Rito Cardoso, Marcelo Guilherme Bezerra Levy, Flavia Liparisi, and Mario Antonio Pínto Romão "Osteoma in a Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot ( Amazona aestiva)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 27(3), 218-221, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1647/2012-010
Published: 1 September 2013
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