Surgical correction of urethral diverticulum in a female pseudo-hermaphrodite crossbred calf

Document Type : Scientific report


1 Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, 243122, India

2 Ph.D. Scholar, Division of Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, 243122, India


A 40 kg crossbred calf of one month age was presented to the Institute Referral Polyclinic, with a history of dysuria, stranguria along with a fluctuant swelling in the mid-perineal region. On physical examination, a diverticulum was observed which on aspiration revealed urine. It was reported that urine outflow was from a tiny orifice at the proposed natural site of the vulva. Dissection of the skin over the diverticulum revealed hypoplastic penis with adhesion of the preputeal sheath along with penile hypospadia. Permanent perineal urethrostomy and diverticulectomy was performed in the region of the defect. The urethral layer was sutured along with the skin using 1-0 Polyamide sutures in a simple interrupted pattern. No postoperative complication was reported till one year of surgery and animal was urinating properly.


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