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Nephroureterectomy and Ureteroneocystostomy in an Alpaca With Bilateral Ectopic Ureters Diagnosed by Computed Tomographic Excretory Urography.
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PMID:  24889914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To report diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence in a female Huacaya alpaca.
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report.
ANIMALS: Female intact Huacaya alpaca (n = 1) METHODS: Computed tomographic (CT) excretory urography and vaginourethrography were performed to diagnose the cause of urinary incontinence.
RESULTS: Bilateral ectopic ureters and left hydronephrosis and hydroureter were diagnosed. Left nephroureterectomy and right ureteroneocystostomy were performed with subsequent resolution of clinical signs. Pyelonephritis was identified by culture of the resected left kidney.
CONCLUSIONS: CT excretory urography was helpful in the diagnosis of bilateral ectopic ureters in an alpaca and provided information for surgical planning. Surgical repair by ureteroneocystostomy and unilateral nephroureterectomy was successful in resolving clinical signs.
Holly D Polf; Shasta Smith; Katharine M Simpson; Mark C Rochat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary surgery : VS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-950X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113214     Medline TA:  Vet Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Copyright 2014 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
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