Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Urethra: neoplasia

Contributor(s): William Brewer Jr, Irene Rochlitz

Introduction

  • Rare.
  • Signs: urinary frequency/mild incontinence to severe urinary retention.
  • Diagnosis: difficult to detect radiographically.
  • Treatment: most are not treatable (except distal urethra in male: amputation and urethrostomy).

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.

Timecourse

  • Weeks to months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Léveillé R (1998) Ultrasonography of urinary bladder disorders. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 28 (4), 799-821 PubMed.
  • Buffington C A, Chew D J, Kendall M S et al (1997) Clinical evaluation of cats with nonobstructive urinary tract diseases. JAVMA 210 (1), 46-50 PubMed.
  • Swalec K M, Smeak D D, Baker A L (1989) Urethral leiomyoma in a cat. JAVMA 195 (7), 961-962 PubMed.
  • Barrett R E, Nobel T A (1976) Transitional cell carcinoma of the urethra in a cat. Cornell Vet 66 (1), 14-26 PubMed.


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