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Fireback

The back wall of a fireplace, constructed of heat-resistant masonry or ornamental cast or wrought metal, which radiates heat into the room.
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fireback, chimney back

fireback of cast iron
The back wall of the fireplace, constructed of heat-resistant masonry or ornamental cast or wrought metal, which not only is decorative but radiates heat into the room.
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This report describes the clinical appearance, radiographic findings, and histopathologic features of a wing tumor in a Vieilott's fireback pheasant. Immunohistochemical labeling for vimentin and SMA allowed for further characterization of the tumor as a leiomyosarcoma.
In a recent review of a group of 22 avian orders studied, Galliformes, the order the Vieilott's fireback pheasant belongs to, ranked as the third order with the highest prevalence of neoplasia (9.9%).
To our knowledge, this is the first report of the occurrence of a neoplasm in a fireback pheasant and the third report of a leiomyosarcoma described in a limb of a bird, with the distinction that, in this case, no metastases were observed.