, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 453–457 | Cite as

Non-surgical (laparoscopic) uterine flushing and egg recovery technique in the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)

  • S. Ariga
  • W. R. Dukelow
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The present study involved six female and one male squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Seventeen uterine flushings were done using laparoscopy including one trial flushing of trypan blue solution. In each case, 1.5 ml to 2.5 ml of normal electrolyte solution with 5% dextrose was flushed through the uterine lumen with a 25 ga, 5/8″ hypodermic needle, and a 3ml disposable syringe. An average of 73.2% of flushed fluid was recovered through a polyethylene catheter inserted into the cervical canal. Two ova were recovered by this technique.


Catheter Syringe Dextrose Trypan Blue Electrolyte Solution 
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© Japan Monkey Centre 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ariga
    • 1
  • W. R. Dukelow
    • 1
  1. 1.Endocrine Research UnitMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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