Cholangiocarcinoma and Cloacal Prolapse in a Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot (Amazona ocrocephala)

아마존앵무에서 병발한 담관암종과 총배설강 탈출증

  • Published : 2009.10.31


This report deals with a 3-year-old male Yellow-crowned Amazon (Amazona orcrocephala) that died after twenty five days history of cloacal prolapse. On necropsy, multiple to occasionally coalescing well-demarcated tan nodules were scattered throughout the entire liver lobes. The nodules were firm and slightly elevated from the surface. The neoplastic nodules were also recognized on cut sections of the liver. Histologically, the nepatic nodules consisted of cuboidal to low columnar cells forming tubular to acinar pattern with marked desmoplasia. The neoplastic cells had small to moderate amounts of eosinophilic cytoplasm and round nucleus with one to two prominent nucleoli. Based on these results, hepatic nodules was diagnosed as primary cholangiocellular carcinoma.


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