Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Case Report

Herniation of Urinary Bladder into Vaginal Tunic through Inguinal Ring in a Male Persian Cat


Department of Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Acta Vet Eurasia 2022; 48: 227-231
DOI: 10.5152/actavet.2022.20098
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A 10-year-old male Persian cat was referred to Department of Surgery, Small Animals Clinic, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, with the complaint of swelling under the abdomen. Micturition was normal and there was no blood, smell, or color change in the urine. In the clinical examination, swelling was detected in the inguinal region. The content of swelling was determined by a puncture biopsy in the urine. In the direct latero-lateral abdominal radiography, the bladder was visualized outside the abdominal cavity. Considering the first clinical and radiological findings indicating the presence of an inguinal hernia, operative treatment was planned. During the operation, the bladder was determined to be located in the cranial within the tunica vaginalis, and the right cryptorchidic testis was located immediately adjacent to the apex of the urinary bladder. After cryptorchidic testes were removed, the urinary bladder was reduced into the abdominal cavity through the right inguinal ring.

Cite this article as: Altundağ, Y., & Karabağlı, M. (2022). Herniation of urinary bladder into vaginal tunic through inguinal ring in a male persian cat. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia, 48(3), 227-231.

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