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Rodents and lagomorphs
Urethral diverticulum in a male pet rabbit
  1. Britta Schuhmann1 and
  2. Iain Cope2
  1. 1Tiermedizinzentrum Dr. Helmich/Dr. Oelke, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2Cambridge Veterinary Group, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Iain Cope, iac007{at}live.com

Abstract

A two-year-old, male neutered French lop rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was presented for urinary scalding and wetting. Radiographs showed a small gas-filled structure caudodorsal to the urinary bladder that was shown to be connected to the urethra just caudal to the bladder neck and cranial to the external urethral sphincter in urethrograms. The clinical findings and the surgical procedure to correct the condition are described. To the author's knowledge, this is the first report of a urethral diverticulum in a rabbit.

  • Rabbits
  • Urinary Tract
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Radiography
  • Received April 29, 2014.
  • Revision received June 20, 2014.
  • Accepted July 7, 2014.

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  • Received April 29, 2014.
  • Revision received June 20, 2014.
  • Accepted July 7, 2014.
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