Failure of holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy in two horses with calculi in the urinary bladder.

TitleFailure of holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser lithotripsy in two horses with calculi in the urinary bladder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMay KA, Pleasant RS, Howard RD, Moll HD, Duesterdieck KF, MacAllister CG, Bartels KE
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume219
Issue7
Pagination957-61, 939
Date Published2001 Oct 1
ISSN0003-1488
KeywordsAnimals, Female, Horse Diseases, Horses, Lithotripsy, Laser, Male, Treatment Failure, Urinary Bladder Calculi
Abstract

Holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser lithotripsy was attempted in a mare and a gelding with calculi in the urinary bladder. The procedure was unsuccessful in producing adequate fragmentation of the calculi. In the gelding, pulsed dye laser lithotripsy was subsequently used to fragment the urolith. Manual removal of the urolith via the urethra was performed in the mare.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.