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1 June 2016 Cutaneous Hemangiosarcoma in a Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis)
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A 2-month-old Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) was presented for assessment following a traumatic injury to the right wing that resulted in persistent swelling and inflammation. Six weeks postinjury the bird underwent surgical resection of a large hemorrhagic cavitated mass that had formed at the site of the original injury and a second, smaller mass on the body in direct contact with the wing mass. Histopathology of the wing mass confirmed a diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma. While commonly diagnosed in domestic species, hemangiosarcoma is uncommonly reported in avian species. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of hemangiosarcoma in a Pacific parrotlet and describes the development of hemangiosarcoma in a psittacine bird following trauma-induced inflammation.

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Zachary F. Kline, Julia K. Whittington, and David A. Coleman "Cutaneous Hemangiosarcoma in a Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 30(2), 152-158, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.1647/2015-141
Published: 1 June 2016
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