Management of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence in a male dog with laparoscopic-guided deferentopexy.

Abstract

Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence is uncommon in the male dog. Diagnosis is made on the basis of the history (full bladder intermittent incontinence with persistence of normal micturitions), clinical examination and by exclusion of other causes of incontinence, such as prostatic disease, lower urinary tract abnormalities and cystitis. This report describes a case in an 11-year-old male poodle in which positive contrast urethrocystography showed no anatomical abnormalities. Surgical treatment by fixation of both ductus deferens to the abdominal wall under laparoscopic guidance with cranial displacement of the urinary bladder improved the incontinence.

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@article{Salomon2002ManagementOU, title={Management of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence in a male dog with laparoscopic-guided deferentopexy.}, author={J-F Salomon and Jules Cotard and E. Viguier}, journal={The Journal of small animal practice}, year={2002}, volume={43 11}, pages={501-5} }