Spontaneous adenomyosis in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes): A first report and review of the primate literature: Case Report

Breton F. Barrier, Jana Allison, Gene B. Hubbard, Edward J. Dick, Kathleen M. Brasky, Danny J. Schust

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1714-1717
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Adenomyosis
  • Chimpanzee
  • Leiomyoma
  • Non-human primate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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