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Imaging characteristics of multiple unusual urogenital abnormalities in an incontinent dog

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Peschard, AL 
Owen, L 


jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pA 10‐month‐old, female, neutered Rottweiler was referred for further investigation of lifelong urinary incontinence. On abdominal ultrasonography, the urinary bladder was empty with asymmetrical wall thickening. Cystoscopy revealed a wide and short tubular connection from the vestibule to a poorly distensible bladder, with no distinct identifiable urethral papilla or urethra. The ureters were observed opening into what was thought to be the bladder trigone, but a third opening was additionally noted cranial to the ureterovesical junctions. A hypoplastic urethra and a stenotic vaginal opening were found on a fluoroscopic retrograde vaginourethrocystogram. Histopathology of bladder wall biopsies revealed mild neutrophilic inflammation. The urinary incontinence was attributed to a combination of severe anatomic abnormalities. No treatment was pursued.</jats:p>



3009 Veterinary Sciences, 30 Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences, Urologic Diseases, Renal and urogenital

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