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Management of paraureteral pseudocyst and ureteral avulsion using a subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) system in a cat
  1. Matteo Rossanese1,2 and
  2. Daniela Murgia1,3
  1. 1Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK
  2. 2Parkside Veterinary Surgery, New Ferry, UK
  3. 3Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to Matteo Rossanese, matteo.rossanese{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 1.6-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was presented after a road traffic accident with lethargy, anorexia, abdominal pain and inability to jump. On physical examination, a space-occupying lesion in the left flank was detected. Investigations demonstrated a cavitated fluid-filled structure in the left retroperitoneal space consistent with a paraureteral pseudocyst (urinoma) secondary to left ureteral rupture. Ventral midline exploratory laparotomy was completed. The urinoma was drained, the damaged ureter ligated and a subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) device was placed under fluoroscopy guidance. On re-examination at five and nine weeks postoperatively, investigations revealed patency of the device and normal renal function. The use of a SUB allowed ureteral bypass and preserved the injured kidney.

  • Abdominal
  • Urinary tract
  • Urology
  • Small animals
  • Surgery
  • Received January 2, 2015.
  • Revision received January 30, 2015.
  • Accepted February 11, 2015.

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  • Received January 2, 2015.
  • Revision received January 30, 2015.
  • Accepted February 11, 2015.
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