Osteosarcoma in Baboons (Papio spp)

Comp Med. 2015 Apr;65(2):144-9.


Bone neoplasms in baboons (Papio spp) are rare, with only one confirmed case of osteosarcoma previously described in the literature. Over a 12-y period, 6 baboons at a national primate research center presented with naturally occurring osteosarcoma; 3 lesions affected the appendicular skeleton, and the remaining 3 were in the head (skull and mandible). The 6 cases presented were identified in members of a large outdoor-housed breeding colony. The subjects were not genetically related or exposed to the same research conditions. Diagnoses were made based on the presentation and radiographic findings, with histologic confirmation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Monkey Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Monkey Diseases / pathology*
  • Osteosarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteosarcoma / pathology
  • Osteosarcoma / veterinary*
  • Papio anubis
  • Papio cynocephalus
  • Papio hamadryas
  • Papio*
  • Radiography