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Kienzle, B.; Stassen, T.; Maltzan, J.; Reese, Sven ORCID: 0000-0002-4605-9791; Mayr, D.; Braun, J. (2009): Polyp des Endometriums bei einer Roloway-Diana-Meerkatze (Cercophitecus diana roloway): Ein Fallbericht. In: Tierärztliche Praxis / K, Kleintiere, Vol. 37, No. 2: pp. 124-128
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Abstract

Objective: Diagnosis and therapy of infertility in a Diana monkey. Material and methods: Clinical case report of an endometrial polyp in a Diana monkey. Results: The animal had been kept in a zoo with a male for two years but was never receptive to the male. During this period, recurrent bleeding from the vagina with varying degree had been observed. A clinical examination together with ultrasonography of the abdomen led to suggest the existence of a uterine neoplasia. After ovarhysterectomy a polyp of the endometrium with a size of 17 x 13 x 10mm was found. This benign tumor most probably caused the recurrent bleeding from the vagina. After surgery the animal recovered completely. Conclusion: This is the first report on diagnosis and therapy of a spontaneous endometrial polyp in a nonhuman primate. Clinical relevance: Case history, clinical examination and ultrasonography were successful to discover the cause of a recurrent bleeding from the vagina in a Diana monkey.