rhinotheca


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rhinotheca

[¦rīn·ə′thē·kə]
(vertebrate zoology)
The horny sheath on the upper part of a bird's bill.
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Both the rhinotheca and the gnathotheca were markedly overgrown, and the distal third of the rhinotheca was deviated to the right.
It is also possible that the rapid tissue regrowth after surgery represented a benign proliferative response to damage sustained by the germinal tissue of the rhinotheca and not regrowth of tumor.
Key words: fracture, misaligned ossification, distraction osteogenesis, orthopedics, mandible, rhinotheca, avian, mute swan, Cygnus olor
The initial plan also included the placing a transfrontal sinus pin linked to the end of the rhinotheca with an elastic band to correct rhinothecal alignment.
Two weeks after surgery, the mandible and the rhinotheca were in correct physiologic position and the bird was able to eat normally.
No dental acrylic shell, pins, or implants were placed in the rhinotheca or the frontal sinus, as the positioning of the rhinotheca was considered correct.
The initial plan also included placing a transfrontal sinus pin linked to the end of the rhinotheca with an elastic band to correct rhinothecal alignment.
practice multiple times over the previous 7 years for routine grooming, and abnormal keratinization of the rhinotheca had been observed during that period, progressively worsening over time.
A full-thickness defect was present in the upper beak, involving approximately 40% of the center of the rhinotheca.
During the examination, the bird fractured the left lateral margin of the rhinotheca by biting the towel being used to restrain it.
The granulomatous tissue at the proximal rhinotheca had increased in size, and the right lateral aspect of the rhinotheca was split, exhibiting underlying granulomatous tissue.