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Parosteal Osteoma in a green iguana: a veterinary case report of medical and surgical management


Che Amat, Azlan and Bitrus, Asinamai Athliamai and Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Lim, Eric Teik Chung and S., Losheni and Sabri, Md Yusoff and Zakaria, Muhamad Alif and Haron, Nur Asyikin and Muhamad, Azim Salahuddin and Ahmad Affandi, Syahirah and Abba, Yusuf and Peter, Innocent Damudu and Nor, Fitri Wan and Hambali, Idris Umar and Paul, Bura Thlama (2019) Parosteal Osteoma in a green iguana: a veterinary case report of medical and surgical management. Journal of Animal Health and Production, 7 (4). 166 - 170. ISSN 2308-2801


This case report describes the clinical and surgical management of submandibular tumour in a 7 years old female Green Iguana weighing 1.55kg and intensively raised. Physical examination revealed that the iguana had a mass on the ventro-lateral aspect of the head measuring 4 cm x 3 cm in diameter with 7% dehydration. The iguana was placed on lactated ringer solution to correct for dehydration and to stabilize it prior to surgery. Blood samples were collected for complete blood count and serum biochemistry. Impression smear was made from the mass for cytology in addition to radiology diagnosis. Clinical findings based on complete blood count and cytology revealed leucocytosis, lymphocytosis, monocytosis with eosinopenia and presence of clusters of round to spindle shape cells with coarse chromatin embedded in pink cellular matrix. Based on the physical and clinical examination findings, the case was tentatively diagnosed as mesenchymal cell tumour and surgical removal of the tumour was recommended with adequate post-operative care.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.17582/journal.jahp/2019/
Publisher: Nexus
Keywords: Iguana; Parosteal Osteoma; Tumour; Medical management; Surgical management
Depositing User: Mohamad Jefri Mohamed Fauzi
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2023 01:53
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2023 01:53
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