Successful balloon expandable stent placement in the management of severe proximal urethral stricture in a cat

A. Shipov, A. Zafrany, N. Kahana, D. Peery, A. Sommer, R. Winkler, G. Segev*

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Abstract

This case report describes an 8 months old, male intact, stray cat, which was presented to a local veterinarian due to inappetence, lethargy and dysuria. A large and firm urinary bladder was palpated. A urinary catheter was placed, however a resistance was felt a few cm proximally to the urethral orifice. Positive urethrogram revealed a 1 mm in diameter and 12 mm in length stricture in the proximal urethra. Due to the location and the length of the stricture, balloon dilation and stent placement were considered the best treatment options. Under fluoroscopic guidance the stricture was balloon dilated and a balloon expandable metallic stent was placed across the stricture. The cat recovered uneventfully and was able to urinate normally. This is the first report to describe a successful retrograde stent placement in a male cat that did not previously undergo perineal urethrostomy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Volume69
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2014

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Keywords

  • Azotemia
  • Feline
  • Feline Interstitial Cystitis
  • Urethra

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