Journal of Medical Primatology Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 111-114

A case of maxillary sarcoma in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

Michiko Fujisawa, Toshifumi Udono, Etsuko Nogami, Mari Hirosawa, Naruki Morimura, Aya Saito, Michael Seres, Migaku Teramoto, Kunitoshi Nagano, Yusuke Mori, Hirosuke Uesaka, Kazuyo Nasu, Masaki Tomonaga, Gen'ichi Idani, Satoshi Hirata, T Tsuruyama, Kozo Matsubayashi

Abstract

Oral malignancy is rare in chimpanzees. A 34-year-old female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) at Kumamoto Sanctuary, Japan, had developed it. Treatment is technically difficult for chimpanzees while malignant neoplasm is seemingly rising in captive populations. Widespread expert discussion, guidelines for treatment, especially for great apes in terminal stages is urgently needed.

Keywords

aging, ape, care, malignant neoplasm,

Fujisawa M, Udono T, Nogami E, Hirosawa M, Morimura N, Saito A, Seres M, Teramoto M, Nagano K, Mori Y, Uesaka H, Nasu K, Tomonaga M, Idani G, Hirata S, Tsuruyama T, Matsubayashi K (2014) A case of maxillary sarcoma in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Journal of Medical Primatology Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 111-114 , doi: 10.1111/jmp.12086