Clinical outcomes of surgically managed ectopic ureters in 33 dogs.

TitleClinical outcomes of surgically managed ectopic ureters in 33 dogs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHo LK, Troy GC, Waldron DR
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Date Published2011 May-Jun
KeywordsAnimals, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Female, Postoperative Complications, Retrospective Studies, Ureter, Ureteral Diseases, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract, Urography

Factors that predict postoperative continence and incontinence were evaluated in 33 female dogs with surgically corrected ectopic ureters. The current study found that intramural or extramural, left- or right-sided, and unilateral or bilateral ectopic ureters were not significant factors influencing postoperative incontinence in affected dogs. The presence of either hydroureter or urinary tract infection was also not significantly associated with postoperative incontinence. Dogs with ectopic ureters that were incontinent postsurgically tended to remain unresolved.

Alternate JournalJ Am Anim Hosp Assoc