After surgery, the wing was left unbandaged to prevent shortening of the propatagium.
Shortening or restriction of the propatagium can develop, especially with longer or improperly placed figure-of-8 bandages.
Furthermore, our technique is easier than collection by puncture of the uropatagium or the propatagium
cardiac veins (25).
Suedmeyer et al (3) reported PDT of a squamous cell carcinoma on the propatagium
of an African ring-nosed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), leading to an initial reduction in tumor burden.
Four alligator clip electrodes were used, 1 each attached to the cranial aspect of the propatagium
and to the skin overlying the stifle on the right and left sides.
Flexibility is indispensable for the kinematics of flapping flight (12) and is allowed by feathers, propatagium
, and bone properties.
4-7) Recently, there have been reports of hemangiosarcomas located in other organ systems of birds, such as intrathoracic hemangiosarcoma in an ostrich (Struthio camelus), (8) hemangiosarcoma of the leading edge of the propatagium
in a golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus), (9) and subcutaneous hemangiosarcoma in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus).
Samples were collected by use of acetate tape strips from the skin of the head, neck, proventer, propatagium
, inguinal region, and preen gland area of each bird; 0.
In the case reported, the owner was advised to change the bandages every 2-3 days to avoid contracture of the musculus propatagialis longus and subsequent shortening of the propatagium