Pathology of Oropharyngeal Fibropapillomatosis in Green Turtles Chelonia mydas.

@article{Aguirre2002PathologyOO,
  title={Pathology of Oropharyngeal Fibropapillomatosis in Green Turtles Chelonia mydas.},
  author={Alfredo Alonso Aguirre and George H. Balazs and Terry R Spraker and Shawn K. K. Murakawa and Benedict Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of aquatic animal health},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          298-304
        }
}
Complete gross and histopathologic examinations of the oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and glottis were performed in five Hawaiian green turtles Chelonia mydas with fibropapillomatosis. These examinations demonstrated that the oropharyngeal fibropapillomas were similar to characteristic external fibropapillomas previously described for green turtles. The size, appearance, and anatomic site of the tumors confirmed that these turtles presented total or partial occlusion of the nasopharynx… CONTINUE READING