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Open Access Cecal Volvulus in Two African Green Monkeys (Cercopithecus athiops sabeus)

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Following short-term signs of weakness, depression, and/or anorexia of less than 24 h, two adult male African green monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops sabeus) of St. Kitts origin died from complications of cecal volvulus. Gaseous distention was radiologically apparent in one animal. Necropsy of both monkeys revealed cecal volvulus, one at the ileocecal junction and one involving a segment of the distal portion of the ileum and cecum. Congestion and hemorrhage were evident microscopically in the lamina propria of the affected intestine, with variable necrosis.

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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  • Comparative Medicine (CM), an international journal of comparative and experimental medicine, is the leading English-language publication in the field and is ranked by the Science Citation Index in the upper third of all scientific journals. The mission of CM is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biologic mechanisms related to disease in people and animals.

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