Pulmonary amniotic fluid embolism in a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta)

Amanda L. Johnson, J. Rachel Reader

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A pregnant female rhesus macaque died spontaneously during stage two labor. Gross and histopathologic findings included severe pulmonary edema, with low numbers of blood vessels containing pale basophilic mucinous material (Alcian Blue positive and PTAH negative), consistent with intravascular amniotic fluid-derived mucin resulting in pulmonary amniotic fluid embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020


  • amniotic fluid
  • embolism
  • non-human primate
  • pulmonary edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)


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