Back Surgery on a Lion-tailed Macaque

Back Surgery on a Lion-tailed Macaque

Thoracolumbar Hemilaminectomy and Spinal Cord Decompression – October 10, 2007

 

Oldies-back sx on lion-tailed macaque

A 16-yr-old, castrated male lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) presented with acute bilateral pelvic limb paralysis. Cisternal and lumbar myelograms demonstrated right-sided spinal cord compression at T13-L1. During an extradural hemilaminectomy, chronically ruptured disk material was removed at T13-L1, with moderate venous dilatation observed cranially. The macaque fully recovered from clinical signs within 2 mo.

– Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(2):270-273. 2008
doi: 10.1638/2007-0140R.1

 

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