Evaluation of Temporary Urethral Stents in the Management of Malignant and Nonmalignant Urethral Diseases in Dogs

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Abstract

Urethral stent placement is a minimally invasive interventional procedure commonly per-formed by specialists to alleviate urethral obstruction. However, the availability of urethral stents is limited by their high cost and the need for special equipment. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the construction and placement of an inexpensive temporary urethral stent and to report on its outcome in managing dogs with naturally occurring urethral disease. Temporary stents were placed in the urethra of 17 dogs with malignant and nonmalignant urethral pathologies. The most common indication for temporary stent placement was urethral obstruction. In this popula-tion, urethral patency was restored in all dogs. The most frequently reported complication was urinary incontinence. To manage this complication, dogs were diapered. Temporary urethral stents served as a durable and inexpensive alternative to expanding metallic stents. Because temporary stents were constructed from readily available materials and inserted without special equipment, practitioners capable of catheterizing the urethra can insert them on demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number63
JournalVeterinary Sciences
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

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Keywords

  • Canine
  • Transitional cell carcinoma
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Urinary catheter
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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