Polyostotic Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma in a Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Luigi Maria De Luca Bossa, Giuseppina Mennonna, Leonardo Meomartino, Orlando Paciello, Francesca Ciccarelli, Davide De Biase, Pasquale Raia, Vincenzo Caputo, Alessandro Fioretti, Ludovico Dipineto

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We report a case of polyostotic chondroblastic osteosarcoma in a kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) admitted to the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Center (Naples, Italy). A consolidated fracture of the left tibiotarsus bone and a deviation of the limb were evident. After radiographic, cytologic, and histopathologic examinations, a diagnosis of polyostotic chondroblastic osteosarcoma was made. To our knowledge, this is the first report on polyostotic chondroblastic osteosarcoma in a kestrel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • avian
  • Falco tinnunculus
  • kestrel
  • osteosarcoma
  • polyostotic
  • wildlife

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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