Successful surgical treatment of obstructive liver disease caused by a biliary calculus in a captive Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes)

Chatterton, J. and Unwin, S. and Rehman, I.U. and Bridson-Walton, J.M. (2015) Successful surgical treatment of obstructive liver disease caused by a biliary calculus in a captive Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 46 (4). pp. 925-928. ISSN 1042-7260

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Abstract

A 40-yr-old female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) presented with intermittent, short-duration episodes of nonspecific clinical signs that included lethargy and reduced responsiveness to external stimuli. Clinical examination and diagnostics suggested obstructive hepatic disease, which was confirmed by subsequent ultrasonographic examination. During routine laparotomy, a biliary calculus was removed from the distal common bile duct and the gallbladder was removed, which resulted in complete clinical recovery. The biliary calculus was analyzed as a mixed composition of predominantly cholesterol, bilirubin, and calcium. © Copyright 2015 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
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16 Apr 2019 08:50
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