Retrospective study of indications for and outcome of perineal urethrostomy in cats

Bass, M.; Howard, J.; Gerber, B.; Messmer, M. (2005). Retrospective study of indications for and outcome of perineal urethrostomy in cats. Journal of small animal practice, 46(5), pp. 227-231. Pergamon Press 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2005.tb00314.x

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate indications for and outcome of perineal urethrostomy in cats. METHODS: The medical records of 59 cats that had undergone perineal urethrostomy were evaluated. Short-term follow up information (for a period of four weeks following surgery) was available for all of the cats. Long-term follow up information (for a period of at least four months) was available for 39 cats. RESULTS: Early complications occurred in 25.4 per cent of cats and late complications were observed in 28.2 per cent of cats. The most frequent late complication was recurring bacterial urinary tract Infection. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Despite frequent complications and recurring signs of lower urinary tract disease, 32.2 per cent of the cats had a disease-free long-term outcome (mean four years, median 3.9 years), and 88.6 per cent of clients interviewed thought that their cats had a good quality of life after surgery.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Central Clinical Laboratory
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)

UniBE Contributor:

Howard, Judith

ISSN:

0022-4510

Publisher:

Pergamon Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Judith Howard

Date Deposited:

29 Jan 2015 11:36

Last Modified:

06 Feb 2015 04:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1748-5827.2005.tb00314.x

PubMed ID:

15909445

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62285

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62285

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