Ureterolithiasis and papilloma formation in the ureter of a guinea pig.

TitleUreterolithiasis and papilloma formation in the ureter of a guinea pig.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsStieger SM, Wenker C, Ziegler-Gohm D, Fl├╝ckiger M
JournalVeterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association
Date Published2003 May-Jun
KeywordsAnimals, Diagnosis, Differential, Guinea Pigs, Male, Papilloma, Rodent Diseases, Ureteral Calculi, Ureteral Neoplasms

A 5-year-old guinea pig with suspected urolithiasis was presented for radiology and ultrasound examinations of the abdomen. Radiographically, an irregular-shaped mineral opacity was detected in the area of the urinary bladder. Ultrasonographically, pyelectasia of the right kidney, hydroureter with an ureterolith cranial to a thickened ureter wall close to the ureterovesical junction, and a thickened urinary bladder wall were detected. Histopathologically, the thickened ureter wall was found to be a papilloma. The ureter calculus consisted of 100% calcite.

Alternate JournalVet Radiol Ultrasound