Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Marsupialization: paraprostatic cyst

Introduction

  • The creation of a fistula between a paraprostatic cyst and the skin.

Uses

  • Treatment of paraprostatic cysts, prostatic cysts and abscesses.
  • Regarded (inappropriately) as a definitive therapy for these lesions.
  • Used in conjunction with appropriate antibiotic therapy and castration Castration as neccessary.

Advantages

  • Provides ventral drainage until causative factors are eliminated.

Disadvantages

  • The fistula will continue to drain fluid or pus for as long as it is produced; this may mean many months or even years.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good if cyst.
  • Variable if abscessation.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Welsh E M, Kirby B M, Simpson J W et al (2000) Surgical management of perineal paraprostatic cysts in three dogs. JSAP 41 (8), 358-61 PubMed.


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