Acta Vet. Brno 2015, 84: 393-396

An alternative surgical approach to treatment of obstructive urolithiasis in a ram

Michel José Sales Abdalla Helayel1, Andrigo Barboza De Nardi2, Deborah Penteado Martins Dias2, Márcio Gianordoli Teixeira Gomes1, Sandro Estevan Moron1, Adriano Cardoso Bomfim1

1Tocantins Federal University, UFT, Araguaína, TO, Brazil
2São Paulo State University, Unesp, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil

Received December 5, 2014
Accepted June 24, 2015

Urolithiasis is defined as calculi formation into the urinary tract. The aetiology is related to mineral imbalance in the diet and in most cases, successful treatment is achieved only through surgical procedures. Furthermore, the breeding ability could be impaired. This report describes the technique of cranial penile urethrostomy associated with partial penectomy performed for the treatment of urolithiasis in a ram. Although limited to cranial obstructions, this technique is low-costs, only the penile tissues are accessed, general anaesthesia is not required and breeding ability may be preserved.


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