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Obstructive Uropathy Secondary to Uterine Leiomyoma in a Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Authors: Hanley, Patrick W1; Barnhart, Kirstin F2; Satterfield, William C2; McArthur, Mark J2; Buchl, Stephanie J2; Baze, Wallace B2

Source: Comparative Medicine, Volume 62, Number 6, December 2012 , pp. 543-545(3)

Publisher: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

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Abstract:

Complications due to uterine leiomyomata in chimpanzees have rarely been documented. Here we describe a female chimpanzee that developed severe hydronephrosis in the right kidney due to leiomyoma. Because hysterectomy did not alleviate the hydronephrosis, nephrectomy was elected. After these procedures, the chimpanzee is doing well. Leiomyomata screening programs with treatment algorithms are a useful component of a comprehensive chimpanzee program.

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Veterinary Sciences, Michale E Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, Texas, USA. phanley@mdanderson.org 2: Department of Veterinary Sciences, Michale E Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, Texas, USA

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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