Brain abscess in a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) with a cephalic implant.


Journal Article

We report a case of brain abscess after craniotomy and the placement of a recording chamber for electrophysiologic records in an adult rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) enrolled in visual research. Approximately 2 wk after surgery, the macaque presented with nonspecific gastrointestinal signs and showed no evidence of fever, neurologic deficits, increased intracranial pressure, suggestive alterations in the CBC, or abnormal changes in the recording chamber. The macaque responded to symptomatic and antibiotic treatment and showed no behavioral or abnormal clinical signs for 3 wk before collapsing suddenly. The macaque was euthanized, and pathologic evaluation revealed a large brain abscess immediately under the original craniotomy.

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Cited Authors

  • Leblanc, M; Berry, K; McCort, H; Reuter, JD

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 367 - 372

PubMed ID

  • 24209974

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24209974

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1532-0820


  • eng