Adrenal neoplasia is a common problem in middle-aged to older ferrets. Male ferrets may present for stranguria and dysuria due to prostatic/paraurethral tissue enlargement secondary to elevation in androgens produced by the neoplastic tissue. Progressive urethral compression followed by complete urinary obstruction can result. Urinary obstruction can persist for days following surgery requiring urinary diversion. Four ferrets presenting with signs consistent with urinary obstruction secondary to adrenal disease were immediately treated with urethral catheterization or cystocentesis followed by adrenalectomy and temporary tube cystostomy. The tube cystostomy placement and use were associated with minimal complications and allowed recovery from surgery.
Temporary Tube Cystostomy as a Treatment for Urinary Obstruction Secondary to Adrenal Disease in Four Ferrets
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Dawn M. Nolte, Carol A. Carberry, Kristi M. Gannon, Frank C. Boren; Temporary Tube Cystostomy as a Treatment for Urinary Obstruction Secondary to Adrenal Disease in Four Ferrets. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 November 2002; 38 (6): 527–532. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0380527
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