WVC 91st Annual Conference
Canine urethral surgery
Occasionally calculi completely obstruct the urethra and cannot be retropulsed into the bladder. A urethrotomy or urethrostomy procedure may be necessary. This session will illustrate the technique used for removal of urethral calculi from male dogs via urethrotomy. The authors’ preferred technique for permanent urethrostomy will also be illustrated. Video of clinical cases will be used to illustrate all surgical techniques.
Feline perineal urethrostomy – a novel approach
Feline perineal urethrostomy has classically been approached with the patient placed in a perineal position. Although this positioning is awkward for the surgeon it has become the standard approach. This lecture will suggest taking another look at patient positioning. Placing the cat in dorsal recumbancy allows for a much more ‘ergonomic’ approach for the surgeon and enhances visualization of the regional anatomy. Video of this novel approach will be used to illustrate the advantages of dorsal recumbancy positioning.