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Neoureterocystostomy for the management of a ureteral-uterine stump fistula as a complication post ovariohysterectomy
  1. Fiona Jane Coghill1,
  2. Abbie Tipler2 and
  3. Philip Moses2
  1. 1Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  2. 2Veterinary Specialist Services, Jindalee, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fiona Jane Coghill; f.coghill{at}


An adult female dachshund presented with urinary incontinence and chronic intermittent urinary tract infections present since time of ovariohysterectomy two years prior. Ultrasonic examination and CT imaging diagnosed unilateral hydronephrosis, hydroureter and suspected communication between the right ureter and the uterine stump. There was no detectable renal dysfunction on serum biochemistry and urinalysis. A neoureterocystostomy was performed using an intravesical technique. The dog was discharged 48 hours postoperatively with complete resolution of clinical signs.

  • ovariohysterectomy
  • neoureterocystostomy
  • dogs
  • surgery
  • ureter
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  • Contributors FJC: reviewed the literature and wrote the article. AT: assistant surgeon, collected case data and edited the final version. PM: surgeon and edited the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article.

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