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29 March 2020 Treatment of Exuberant Granulation Tissue in an Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) with Strontium Radiation
Kelly Rockwell, Jayme Looper, Bonnie Boudreaux, Thomas N. Tully
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Abstract

A 26-year-old female umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba) was presented for reoccurrence of a soft tissue mass extending from a fractured area of the rhinotheca. The mass was originally observed 12 years before, after unknown trauma. Histopathology after initial removal was consistent with inflammatory granulation tissue. The mass reoccurred 3 additional times in the same location despite surgical removal and cryogenic therapy. On the fourth surgical resection, strontium-90 radiotherapy was applied to the site immediately after the surgical procedure. No recurrence of the tissue mass from this location has been observed for almost 2 years. This case demonstrates the novel use of strontium radiotherapy to treat exuberant granulation tissue in a bird.

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Kelly Rockwell, Jayme Looper, Bonnie Boudreaux, and Thomas N. Tully "Treatment of Exuberant Granulation Tissue in an Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) with Strontium Radiation," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 34(1), 78-82, (29 March 2020). https://doi.org/10.1647/1082-6742-34.1.78
Published: 29 March 2020
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Avian
brachytherapy
Cacatua alba
granulation tissue
radiation therapy
strontium-90
umbrella cockatoo
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