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Spontaneous adenomyosis in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): a first report and review of the primate literature: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17452396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adenomyosis is a non-neoplastic condition characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium in the myometrium with hyperplasia of adjacent smooth muscle. Common symptoms in women include debilitating pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding, and the condition has been paradoxically associated with both multiparity and subfertility. Adenomyosis spontaneously occurs in humans and some non-human primates, including the baboon and macaque, where it has been associated with primary infertility and the presence of endometriosis. No cases of adenomyosis have been previously reported in Pongidae such as gorilla, orangutan or chimpanzee. We here describe two cases of naturally occurring adenomyosis in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and briefly review the literature regarding the presence of adenomyosis in non-human primate species.
Breton F Barrier; Jana Allison; Gene B Hubbard; Edward J Dick; Kathleen M Brasky; Danny J Schust
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-04-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-24     Completed Date:  2007-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1714-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ape Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Endometriosis / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*
Pan troglodytes*
Uterine Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*

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