Aneurysmal Bone Cyst on the Carpus of an African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea)

Claire Grosset, Edouard Reyes-Gomez, Joanna Hedley, Fouzia Stambouli

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An adult female African collared dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) was presented for examination of a mass on the medial surface of the left wing. The mass had been present for 2 months but had grown rapidly over the previous 2 weeks. One week after presentation, the mass was surgically excised and the involved alular bone was removed. Results of histologic examination of the mass were consistent with an aneurysmal bone cyst. No underlying factor could be found in this case. The wound healing was uneventful, and no mass recurrence was observed during the following year. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an aneurysmal bone cyst in a columbiform bird.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of avian medicine and surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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