Abdominal Cysticercosis in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)

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    Abstract

    A mid-abdominal mass was discovered during routine physical examination of a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Further diagnostics and exploratory laparotomy were performed, revealing a fluid-filled cyst attached to the caudal free margin of the greater omentum. Formation and pulsatile movement of white-colored circumferential bands within the wall of the cyst were observed during surgery. The cyst was removed and later was dissected. The discovery of a single invaginated scolex identified the cyst as a cysticercus. The location and characteristics of the cysticercus were consistent with the larval form of Taenia hydatigena.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)545-547
    Number of pages3
    JournalComparative Medicine
    Volume53
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • veterinary(all)

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