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Backues, Kay A;Ramsay, Edward C
Ovariectomy for treatment of follicular stasis in lizards
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Journal Article
Iguana iguana
Follicular stasis was diagnosed in three green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and one savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) by history, physical examination, survey radiography, and serum biochemical analyses. Ultrasonography was helpful in confirming radiographic findings. Elevated serum calcium levels, radiographic evidence of multiple round coelomic opacities, and a history of lethargy and partial to complete anorexia were considered diagnostic in all four cases. Ovariectomy was considered the most viable therapeutic option because of the severity of the animals' clinical signs. The rapid response to surgical bilateral ovariectomy in these cases indicates ovariectomy is a valid therapy for singly housed, female pet lizards with follicular stasis.