Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Ureteronephrectomy

Contributor(s): Susan Rackard, Rosa Ragni

Introduction

  • Removal of ureter and kidney.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively straightforward.

Disadvantages

  • Must ensure that contralateral kidney function is normal.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Depends on underlying disease.
  • Can expect normal quality of life if remaining kidney has normal function and no underlying disease.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bednarski R, Grimm K, Harvey R et al (2011) AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. JAAHA 47 (6), 377-385 PubMed.
  • Looney A L, Bohling M W, Bushby P A et al (2008) The Association of Shelter Veterinarians veterinary medical care guidelines for spay-neuter programs. JAVMA 233 (1), 74-86 PubMed.
  • van Hoek I, Vandermeulen E, Duchateau L et al (2007) Comparison and reproducibility of plasma clearance of exogenous creatinine, exo-iohexol, endo-iohexol, and 51Cr-EDTA in young adult and aged healthy cats. JVIM 21 (5), 950-958 PubMed.
  • Holt P E, Gibbs C (1992) Congenital urinary incontinence in cats: a review of 19 cases. Vet Rec 130 (20), 437-442 PubMed.


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