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Cystoscopic guided removal of ectopic eggs from the urinary bladder of the Florida cooter turtle (Pseudemys floridana floridana).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20945650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three gravid, female, wild Florida cooter turtles (Pseudemys floridana floridana) were evaluated and treated by the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Turtle Rescue Team as a result of traumatic injuries or infection. As part of medical management, oviposition was induced using oxytocin, which was only partially effective. In all three cases, ectopic eggs were subsequently identified in the urinary bladder by ultrasound and were successfully removed via a minimally invasive cystoscopic-guided technique. One of the three turtles died within several days of the procedure, and necropsy revealed granulomatous bacterial cystitis. It is hypothesized that these complications were likely due to the length of time between induction with oxytocin and the identification and removal of the ectopic egg.
Larry J Minter; Michael W Wood; Tracy L Hill; Gregory A Lewbart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  2010-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild
Cystoscopy / veterinary*
Ovum / physiology*
Oxytocics / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Oxytocin / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Urinary Bladder / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oxytocics; 50-56-6/Oxytocin

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