Laparoscopic repair of a bladder rupture in a foal.

  title={Laparoscopic repair of a bladder rupture in a foal.},
  author={Ryland B. Edwards and Norm G. Ducharme and Richard P Hackett},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  volume={24 1},
Ruptured bladder was diagnosed in a 90-day-old Thoroughbred colt that had suffered a open, comminuted tibial fracture 2 days earlier. The bladder rupture was identified by laparoscopic examination of the abdomen and was repaired using a laparoscopic stapling instrument. This technique provided good visualization and allowed repair of the rupture with minimal intervention. Ten months after surgery, the foal was admitted to a referral surgical practice because of colic and stanguria. A urinary… CONTINUE READING