Basal cell carcinoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva)

Lisa A. Tell, Leslie Woods, Kyle G. Mathews

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tumors of the integumentary system are relatively common in companion birds. Dermal tumors in pet birds can be epithelial, mesenchymal, or vascular in origin. Basal cell carcinomas appear to be extremely rare in birds. An adult female blue-fronted Amazon parrot was examined because it exhibited bilateral cervical masses that extended from the base of the skull to the ingluvial region. The tumors were removed by surgical excision. Microscopic examination of the masses revealed neoplastic epithelial cells that extended to all borders of the sections; scattered vessels with neoplastic cells within their lumens were also found. The histopathologic diagnosis was basal cell carcinoma. Six weeks postoperatively, the masses recurred and the bird was euthanatized. This report suggests that basal cell carcinomas should be considered as a differential for avian dermal tumors. This neoplastic condition can be aggressive and has the potential to metastasize.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-759
Number of pages5
JournalAvian Diseases
Volume41
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

Fingerprint

Amazona
Basal Cell Carcinoma
parrots
carcinoma
Birds
neoplasms
birds
Integumentary System
Neoplasms
integumentary system
cells
Skin
excision
Pets
Skull Base
blood vessels
skull
pets
Blood Vessels
epithelial cells

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Blue-fronted Amazon parrot
  • Neoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Cancer Research
  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

Basal cell carcinoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva). / Tell, Lisa A.; Woods, Leslie; Mathews, Kyle G.

In: Avian Diseases, Vol. 41, No. 3, 07.1997, p. 755-759.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{fd61d9be45094ce296ce95d8d6e97082,
title = "Basal cell carcinoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva)",
abstract = "Tumors of the integumentary system are relatively common in companion birds. Dermal tumors in pet birds can be epithelial, mesenchymal, or vascular in origin. Basal cell carcinomas appear to be extremely rare in birds. An adult female blue-fronted Amazon parrot was examined because it exhibited bilateral cervical masses that extended from the base of the skull to the ingluvial region. The tumors were removed by surgical excision. Microscopic examination of the masses revealed neoplastic epithelial cells that extended to all borders of the sections; scattered vessels with neoplastic cells within their lumens were also found. The histopathologic diagnosis was basal cell carcinoma. Six weeks postoperatively, the masses recurred and the bird was euthanatized. This report suggests that basal cell carcinomas should be considered as a differential for avian dermal tumors. This neoplastic condition can be aggressive and has the potential to metastasize.",
keywords = "Basal cell carcinoma, Blue-fronted Amazon parrot, Neoplasia",
author = "Tell, {Lisa A.} and Leslie Woods and Mathews, {Kyle G.}",
year = "1997",
month = "7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "755--759",
journal = "Avian Diseases",
issn = "0005-2086",
publisher = "American Association of Avian Pathologists",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Basal cell carcinoma in a blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva)

AU - Tell, Lisa A.

AU - Woods, Leslie

AU - Mathews, Kyle G.

PY - 1997/7

Y1 - 1997/7

N2 - Tumors of the integumentary system are relatively common in companion birds. Dermal tumors in pet birds can be epithelial, mesenchymal, or vascular in origin. Basal cell carcinomas appear to be extremely rare in birds. An adult female blue-fronted Amazon parrot was examined because it exhibited bilateral cervical masses that extended from the base of the skull to the ingluvial region. The tumors were removed by surgical excision. Microscopic examination of the masses revealed neoplastic epithelial cells that extended to all borders of the sections; scattered vessels with neoplastic cells within their lumens were also found. The histopathologic diagnosis was basal cell carcinoma. Six weeks postoperatively, the masses recurred and the bird was euthanatized. This report suggests that basal cell carcinomas should be considered as a differential for avian dermal tumors. This neoplastic condition can be aggressive and has the potential to metastasize.

AB - Tumors of the integumentary system are relatively common in companion birds. Dermal tumors in pet birds can be epithelial, mesenchymal, or vascular in origin. Basal cell carcinomas appear to be extremely rare in birds. An adult female blue-fronted Amazon parrot was examined because it exhibited bilateral cervical masses that extended from the base of the skull to the ingluvial region. The tumors were removed by surgical excision. Microscopic examination of the masses revealed neoplastic epithelial cells that extended to all borders of the sections; scattered vessels with neoplastic cells within their lumens were also found. The histopathologic diagnosis was basal cell carcinoma. Six weeks postoperatively, the masses recurred and the bird was euthanatized. This report suggests that basal cell carcinomas should be considered as a differential for avian dermal tumors. This neoplastic condition can be aggressive and has the potential to metastasize.

KW - Basal cell carcinoma

KW - Blue-fronted Amazon parrot

KW - Neoplasia

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0031194950&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0031194950&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 9356728

AN - SCOPUS:0031194950

VL - 41

SP - 755

EP - 759

JO - Avian Diseases

JF - Avian Diseases

SN - 0005-2086

IS - 3

ER -