Ultrasonographic features of liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys and urinary bladder of rescued long-tailed macaques, Macaca fascicularis

2020 Turk veterinerlik ve hayvancilik dergisi  
This study was conducted to determine the ultrasonographic features of the 3 liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys and urinary bladder of 24 apparently healthy male and 4 female long-tailed macaques (LTM) and the correlations of organ measurements with 5 body weight and crown -rump length. The animals were grouped into 12 males and 12 6 females. Examination was performed in sedated LTM using an ultrasound machine with 7 6.0 MHz micro-convex scanner. Ultrasound appearance, dimensions, and
more » ... sions, and echotexture of 8 the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, and urinary bladder were evaluated. Results 9 showed that there were no sex-related differences in echo mean values, thickness and 10 length of the selected abdominal organs. The liver was hypoechoic to isoechoic with the 11 right renal cortex while spleen was isoechoic to hyperechoic to left renal cortex. Spleen 12 was hypoechoic to isoechoic to the liver. Gallbladder and urinary bladder had hypoechoic 13 to hyperechoic thin wall with anechoic lumen. There was a statistically significant 14 moderate positive correlation between the volume of the left kidney and body weight. 15 Right kidney volume was greater than the left kidney and the total renal volume had 16 statistically significant moderate positive correlation with body weight. This study 17 established the reference ultrasonographic features of selected abdominal organs of 18 rescued LTM. 19 20
doi:10.3906/vet-2003-87 fatcat:xi4zvuskuvdt3hgdad457uskty