Orangutan with hernia recovering after laparoscopic surgery

11/14/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The Little Rock Zoo's orangutan named Chiquita underwent laparoscopic surgery for an abdominal hernia. Veterinarians initially suspected the animal might have an ovarian cyst, but a local obstetrician, who volunteered to do the procedure, discovered and repaired the hernia during the surgery.

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