Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2012; 25(05): 433-437
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-11-11-0168
Case Report
Schattauer GmbH

Management of peristomal tissue necrosis following prepubic urethrostomy in a cat

C. J. Jordan
1  Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, The Granary, Bunstead Barns, Hursley, Winchester, United Kingdom
,
E. Kulendra
2  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mimms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
,
K. L. Perry
2  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mimms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
,
Z. J. Halfacree
2  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mimms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
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Publication History

Received 30 November 2011

Accepted 31 May 2012

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

Summary

This report describes the successful management of peristomal tissue necrosis following prepubic urethrostomy in a cat. The novel technique of temporary urethral ligation was used in combination with temporary tube cystostomy and vacuum assisted closure to allow for wound management prior to performing wound closure by utilization of a flank fold skin flap then definitive prepubic urethrostomy. Eleven month follow-up indicated excellent outcome with the cat having returned to normal behaviour apart from having adapted its posture to urinate.