Ectopic ureter in an adult male dog
A nine year old male castrated Siberian Husky presented with a history of cyclic fever, anorexia and lethargy of one year in duration, along with chronic urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence. Initial diagnostics revealed a progressive pneumonia, an intramural ectopic left ureter, and left-sided hydroureter and hydronephrosis. The ectopic ureter was corrected via a ureteral transposition, and the animal recovered well from the procedure. Ectopic ureters are a common cause of urinary incontinence since birth or weaning. They may be unilateral or bilateral, and intramural or extramural. The cause of this abnormality is debated, but it is likely dependant on genetic factors. Ectopic ureters are often associated with other structural or functional abnormalities, which should be identified prior to surgery. Surgical correction may be accomplished via a neoureterostomy and urethral / trigone reconstruction, a ureter transposition, or a nephroureterectomy.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2003 C47
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 9-10).
Dogs -- Abnormalities -- Case studies