Cranial computed tomography in the evaluation of neurologic disorders in two nonhuman primates.

D. L. Janssen, M. K. Hammock, D. O. Davis, M. Bush

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Abstract

Cranial computed tomography (CCT) was used to evaluate neurologic disorders in 2 primates. In the 1st case, acute left hemiparesis developed in an adult female proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). A CCT scan revealed a right frontal lobe abscess that was subsequently surgically drained. In the 2nd case, a juvenile black spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps) experienced recurrent seizures following an episode of trauma and anoxia. A CCT scan demonstrated enlarged lateral ventricles and cerebral atrophy. Computed tomography proved to be a valuable technique for localizing and characterizing brain lesions in these 2 primates, after more conventional methods of investigation had failed to establish diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1245-1246
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume179
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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