Uterine angioleiomyoma in an African green monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus)

  • Matthew John Valentine, Amy Beierschmitt, Josepha DeLay, John Joseph Callanan
  • Journal of Medical Primatology, November 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/jmp.12248

What is it about?

This case report is about a tumour of the smooth muscle of the uterus and its blood vessels in a monkey. The tumour was a red/black lump on the uterus and under the microscope looked like it was made of multiple merging blood vessels containing blood and blood clots.

Why is it important?

This type of tumour of the uterus has been reported in humans and not monkeys before this report. Primatologists should include this lesion as a differential when investigating suspected uterine diseases in monkeys. We also discuss the origin of the cells that make the tumour; smooth muscle of blood vessel or the uterus itself.

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