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Proventricular Adenocarcinoma in a Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and a Grey-cheeked Parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhopterus)

Robert E. Schmidt, Lynn R. Dustin and Richard W. Slevin
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Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall, 1988), pp. 140-142
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43855998
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Topics: Neoplasia, Budgerigars, Proventriculus, Birds, Adenocarcinoma, Diseases, Histology, Lesions, Calcium, Barium
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Abstract

Proventricular adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) and a Grey-cheeked Parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhopterus). A tentative diagnosis of gastric neoplasia was made in the budgerigar based on radiographic studies. The Grey-cheeked Parakeet died before clinical evaluations could be performed; histology was required to distinguish the proventricular lesion from chronic inflammatory process. Proventricular carcinoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal disease.

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