Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Ureteronephrectomy

Contributor(s): Lori Ludwig, Rosa Ragni, Dick White

Introduction

  • Removal of ureter and kidney.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively straightforward.

Disadvantages

  • Must ensure that contralateral kidney function is normal.

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

  • Depends on underlying disease.
  • Can expect normal quality of life if remaining kidney has normal function and no underlying disease process.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Savvas I, Rallis T, Raptopoulos D (2009) The effect of pre-anesthetic fasting time and type of food on gastric content volume and acidity in dogs. Vet Anaesthes Analg 36 (6), 539-546 PubMed.
  • Watson A D, Lefebvre H P, Concordet D et al (2002) Plasma exogenous creatinine clearance test in dogs: comparison with other methods and proposed limited sampling strategy. JVIM 16 (1), 22-33 PubMed.
  • Lanz O I, Waldron D R (2000) Renal and ureteral surgery in dogs. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 15 (1), 1-10 PubMed.
  • Gookin J L, Stone E A, Spaulding K A et al (1996) Unilateral nephrectomy in dogs with renal disease - 30 cases (1985 - 1994). JAVMA 208 (12), 2020-6 PubMed.
  • Lirtzmann R A & Gregory C R (1995) Long-term renal and hematologic effects of uninephrectomy in healthy feline kidney donors. JAVMA 207 (8), 1044-7 PubMed.
  • Christie B A (1980) Collateral arterial blood supply to the normal and ischemic canine kidney. Am J Vet Res 41 (9), 1519-25 PubMed.
  • Chew Q T & Madayag M A (1973) Post-nephrectomy arteriovenous fistula. J Urol 109 (4), 546-7 PubMed.


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