Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Nephrotomy

Contributor(s): Susan Rackard, Rosa Ragni

Introduction

  • Approach to the renal collecting system via the parenchyma.

Uses

Advantages

  • Rapid removal of renal uroliths (versus medical dissolution).

Disadvantages

  • Damage to renal parenchyma.
  • Renal function impaired (up to 20-40%) for short period.

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

  • Urolith recurrence very common.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Adin C A, Scansen B A (2011) Complications of upper urinary tract surgery in companion animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 41 (5), 869-888 PubMed.
  • Bednarski R, Grimm K, Harvey R et al (2011) AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. JAAHA 47 (6), 377-385 PubMed.
  • Looney A L, Bohling M W, Bushby P A et al (2008) The Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs. JAVMA 233 (1), 74-86 PubMed.


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