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Dog with hydronephrosis due to abdominal trauma
Talita Mariana Morata Raposo1, Giovanna Rossi Varallo1, Rafael Ricardo Huppes1, Alexandre Martini de Brum2 and Andrigo Barboza De Nardi1*
1UNESP - Univ. Estadual Paulista, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil; 2Veterinary Medicine Course, University of Franca, Franca, SP, Brazil
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Hydronephrosis is a condition that results from complete or partial obstruction of the urinary flow. This paper reports the case of a two-year-old, mixed-breed dog diagnosed with hydronephrosis of the left kidney six months after being kicked in the thoraco-abdominal region. The diagnosis was based on radiographic and ultrasonographic examinations. Percutaneous antegrade pyelography was also performed and allowed the visualization of opacification of the left kidney, which confirmed the diagnosis. Because the exams indicated that the patient had normal renal function, nephrectomy was performed. The patient remained in good health during the postoperative period and in subsequent evaluations.

Key words: Canine, Kidney, Surgery


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
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