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Ureteral Stenosis Following Ovariohysterectomy in a Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
- Duhamelle, Alexis, Tessier, Emilie, Larrat, Sylvain
- Journal of exotic pet medicine 2017 v.26 no.2 pp. 132-136
- Oryctolagus cuniculus, anorexia, females, gastrointestinal system, histopathology, kidneys, laparotomy, ligaments, neoplasms, pelvis, rabbits, radiography, spaying, ultrasonography, ureter, urine, uterus
- A 2.5-year-old female rabbit was presented with a history of intermittent anorexia and gastrointestinal stasis. An ovariohysterectomy was performed 9 months before the initial presentation for gastrointestinal problems. At 15 months postovariohysterectomy, abdominal radiographic images and ultrasonography revealed an enlarged left kidney with a dilated pelvis and ureter. During a laparotomy procedure, adhesions were identified between the broad ligament of the uterus and the middle section of the left ureter, causing obstruction of urine flow. A left ureteronephrectomy was performed, and no calculus was found inside the ureter. Histopathological examination of the adhesions, ureter, and kidney did not reveal any signs of neoplasia or infection.