J Med Primatol. 2017 Oct;46(5):260-262. doi: 10.1111/jmp.12275. Epub 2017 May 18.
Computed tomography or necropsy diagnosis of multiple bullae and the treatment of pneumothorax in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).
, Han S4
, Shin JS1,2,3,5,6
, Min BH1,5,6
, Jeong WY1
, Lee GE1
, Kim MS1
, Kim JE1
, Chung H1,5,7
, Park CG1,2,3,5,6,7
Pulmonary bullae and pneumothorax have various etiologies in veterinary medicine. We diagnosed multiple pulmonary bullae combined with or without pneumothorax by computed tomography (CT) or necropsy in seven rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) imported from China. Two of seven rhesus macaques accompanied by pneumothorax were cured by fixation of ruptured lung through left or right 3rd intercostal thoracotomy. Pneumonyssus simicola, one of the etiologies of pulmonary bullae, was not detected from tracheobronchiolar lavage. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report on the CT-aided diagnosis of pulmonary bullae and the successful treatment of combined pneumothorax by thoracotomy in non-human primates (NHPs).
Computed tomography; pneumothorax; pulmonary bullae; rhesus macaque
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