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9 September 2019 Ocular Iridociliary Adenoma in a Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
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A 19-year-old female Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) presented for an oval, solid, pigmented, suspected intraocular mass with extrascleral extension through the inferior cornea of the left eye. The eye was nonvisual, and intraocular portions of the mass significantly altered the posterior chamber. Neoplasia was confirmed by biopsy, and enucleation was performed because of the severity of ocular disease, loss of vision, enhancement of patient comfort, and potential metastasis. Histopathologic examination of the entire globe revealed a pigmented iridociliary adenoma. Iridociliary adenomas have been rarely reported in birds, and this case report details diagnosis and treatment. Iridociliary adenomas in other species are often benign, indicating this neoplasia can be successfully treated with no reoccurrence by complete excision.

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Lauren E. Thielen, Dodd G. Sledge, and Laurie Hess "Ocular Iridociliary Adenoma in a Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 33(3), 278-284, (9 September 2019). https://doi.org/10.1647/2018-356
Published: 9 September 2019
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