SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • esophageal stricture;
  • chimpanzee;
  • Pan trogodytes

Abstract

An esophageal stricture was noted in a 10-yr-old chimpanzee who presented with dysphagia, vomiting, and weight loss. After radiographic, esophagoscopic, and histopathologic evaluation of the stricture, antegrade bougienage was performed. The animal began eating solid food again without regurgitating after the third dilation and since that time has been asymptomatic. Additional dilations were performed at 3 and 6 months post-stricture.