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14 December 2012 NASAL MASS REMOVAL IN THE KOALA (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS)
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Nasal masses in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) are not uncommon and can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Differential diagnoses for nasal masses in the koala are cryptococcal granulomas, nasal polyps, nasal adenocarcinoma, and osteochondromatosis. This report describes successful surgical approaches for two adult koalas with nasal masses and includes photodocumentation and description of the anatomy of the koala nasal passages from the postmortem transverse sectioning of a normal koala head. Surgical removal of the nasal masses in these koalas resulted in a rapid resolution of clinical signs.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Marjorie Bercier, Janna Wynne, Stephen Klause, Cynthia K. Stadler, April Gorow, and Geoffrey W. Pye "NASAL MASS REMOVAL IN THE KOALA (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(4), 898-908, (14 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0266R.1
Received: 29 November 2011; Published: 14 December 2012
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