Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Urethrostomy

Contributor(s): Stephen Baines, Lori Ludwig, Aidan B McAlinden

Introduction

  • Creation of a new and permanent stoma for urinary diversion through the urethral wall.

Uses

Disadvantages

  • Castration Castration and scrotal ablation Scrotal ablation is a prerequisite for scrotal site.
  • Requirement for post-operative hospitalization in most patients.
  • Propensity for most patients to experience post-operative hemorrhage for several days.

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 cause of obstruction.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Liehmann L M, Doyle R S, Powell R M (2010) Transpelvic urthrostomy in a Staffordshire bull terrier: a new technique in the dog. JSAP 51 (6), 325-329 PubMed.
  • Newton J D & Smeak D D (1996) Simple continuous closure of canine scrotal urethrostomy - results in 20 cases. JAAHA 32 (6), 531-534 PubMed.
  • Bilbrey S A, Birchard S J & Smeak D D (1991) Scrotal urethrostomy - a retrospective review of 38 dogs (1973-1988). JAAHA 27 (5), 560-564 AGRIS FAO.
  • Dean P W, Hedlund C S, Lewis D D et al (1990) Canine urethrotomy and urethrostomy. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet 12 (11), 1541-1554 VetMedResource.

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