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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Review

Year: 2017

Authors: Gumpenberger, M

Title: Diagnostic Imaging of Reproductive Tract Disorders in Reptiles.

Source: Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2017; 20(2):327-343

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Gumpenberger Michaela

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging of the reproductive tract in reptiles is used for gender determination, evaluation of breeding status, detection of pathologic changes, and supervising treatment. Whole-body radiographs provide an overview and support detection of mineralized egg shells. Sonography is used to evaluate follicles, nonmineralized eggs, and the salpinx in all reptiles. Computed tomography is able to overcome imaging limitations in chelonian species. This article provides detailed information about the performance of different imaging techniques. Multiple images demonstrate the physiologic appearance of the male and female reproductive tract in various reptile species and pathologic changes. Advantages and disadvantages of radiography, sonography, and computed tomography are described.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Diagnostic Imaging
Genital Diseases, Female/diagnostic imaging*
Genital Diseases, Male/diagnostic imaging*
Genitalia/diagnostic imaging
Reptiles/anatomy & histology

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