Surgical management of prostatic hyperplasia in unilaterally cryptorchid (Abdominal testis) dogs
Patil AS, Prarthana R, Pugashetti BK, Tharasingh DL and Jayashree P
Cryptorchidism is one of the most common congenital defects seen in dogs in which there is failure of one or both testicles to descend into the scrotum resulting in hormonal imbalances which lead to prostatic hyperplasia. The present study was conducted in eight unilateral abdominally retained cryptorchid dogs presented to Veterinary Hospital, UAS Dharwad with signs of straining during defecation, stranguria, blood tinged urethral discharge. On clinical examination they were found to be suffering from marked prostatic enlargement on rectal palpation and were diagnosed to be cases of prostatic disorders with ultrasonography. Exploratory celiotomy was performed for removal of retained testicles located intra-abdominally in all the cases. Another testicle located in scrotum was removed by prescrotal incision in seven cases and a tumorous ectopic testicle in one dog was removed through incision over it. All the dogs recovered uneventfully and signs of problems with defecation and urination subsided gradually by eighth post operative week. Post operative ultrasonography revealed reduction in size of the prostate and the echotexture improved.
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Patil AS, Prarthana R, Pugashetti BK, Tharasingh DL and Jayashree P. Surgical management of prostatic hyperplasia in unilaterally cryptorchid (Abdominal testis) dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 99-103.