Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Radiography: cystography

Introduction

  • Introduction or negative or positive contrast into the urinary bladder.
  • Allows visualization of radiolucent masses, calculi, foreign bodies and assessment of bladder wall.

Uses

  • Investigation of dysuria.
  • Investigation of hematuria Hematuria.
  • Evaluation of caudal abdominal masses that may be associated with the bladder.
  • Assessment of bladder integrity following trauma.
  • Identification of position of bladder when not visible on plain films.

Advantages

  • Relatively simple procedure in most patients.
  • Non-invasive.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnston G R, Feeney D A & Osbourne C A (1982) Urethrography and cystography in cats - 1. techniques, normal radiographic anatomy and artefacts. Comp Cont Ed 10, 823-836.
  • Thayer G W, Carrig C B & Evans A T (1980) Fatal air embolism associated with pneumocystography in a cat. JAVMA 176 (7), 643-645 PubMed.
  • Zontine W J & Andrews L K (1978) Fatal air embolization as a complication of pneumocystography in two cats. JAVRS 19 (1), 8-11 VetMedResource.


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