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Bilateral Primary Obstructive Giant Megaureter in an Adult Dog

Author:
Cardoso, K.M.M.C., Souza, I.P., Silva, C.I.F., Nepomuceno, A.C., Pimentel, S.P., Serakides, R., Ocarino, N.M.
Source:
Journal of comparative pathology 2019 v.170 pp. 101-104
ISSN:
0021-9975
Subject:
German Shepherd, adults, bladder calculi, dogs, females, necropsy, ultrasonics, ureter
Abstract:
A rare case of bilateral, primary, obstructive, giant megaureter was found during necropsy examination of an 11-year-old female German shepherd dog. On ultrasound examination and at necropsy examination, both ureters were tortuous and extensively dilated with diameter ranging from 1.86 to 4.8 cm. Both vesicoureteral junctions were obstructed by uroliths. A diagnosis of giant megaureter was established using human parameters since these values are not recognized in animals. The classification of obstructive and primary megaureter was determined because the obstruction was due to uroliths at the vesicoureteral junctions.
Agid:
6482922