Traumatic urinary diversion caused by gunshot injury in a stallion

Document Type: Scientific report

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Veterinary Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

Abstract

A seven-year-old stallion with diversion of urinary pass to the thigh due to a urethral fistula caused by gunshot perineal injury was presented to the Urmia University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital. No signs of urinary obstruction or renal failure were observed. Because of inaccessible location of the injured urethra, through a perineal urethrotomy incision, a urinary catheter was effectively advanced to repel the obstruction into the bladder. Retrograde urethral catheterization was adopted for 5 days to assist mucosal healing. Healing was uneventful and no complications were observed during one month postoperative.

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