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1 March 2016 Heterotopic Ossification Secondary to Gunshot and Fragment Wounds in a Golden Eagle ( Aquila chrysaetos)
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Heterotopic ossification is the process of pathologic bone formation in soft tissue structures that usually do not form bone. An immature golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) was examined 2 months after a gunshot wound in the right wing. A solid oval mass with a gun pellet at its core was found attached to the ulna by a bony pedicle and was surgically excised. Heterotopic ossification secondary to gunshot and fragment wounds in the right ulna was diagnosed based on clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic findings. This report is the first to describe heterotopic ossification occurring around a gun pellet in a bird.

Moosa Javdani, Mohammad Hashemnia, and Zahra Nikousefat "Heterotopic Ossification Secondary to Gunshot and Fragment Wounds in a Golden Eagle ( Aquila chrysaetos)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 30(1), 66-70, (1 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.1647/2014-058
Published: 1 March 2016
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