REMOVING URINARY STONES

Removal of urinary stones surgically performed on a Pekingese

An eight-year-old gray-white Pekingese was brought to the surgery. The owner noticed that the dog often stood in a urinating position, straining, with only a few bloody drops of urine dripping. The dog became sad and stopped eating. Palpation of abdomen discovered a very strained and painful abdomen wall and a very enlarged urinary bladder. Leukocytes and erythrocytes were found in the urine.

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We X-rayed the abdomen and found extremely enlarged urinary bladder (red arrows). The X-ray did not show urinary stones.

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The dog was given infusion as he was dehydrated and in a very bad shape.

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We cathetirised the bladder and drained approximately 0,5 l of dark-red lymphatic urine (kam2).

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The Pekingese was ordered for surgery the following day. After being given anesthesia, we continued with preparations of the area to be operated.

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We introduced the Median cut through the skin, muscles and the peritoneum, opened up the abdomen cavity and extracted the bladder.

 

6 The bladder is opened on its dorsal wall.
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Following removal of stones from the bladder, We flushed the urethra. It was full of sand which prevented urinating.

There were some 30 green round stones in the bladder and urethra. The wall of the bladder is stitched by the two-layer non-perforative stitch. The wound was closed with several layers. The Pekingese visited the surgery for several days to be treated with infusion and antibiotic injections.