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Indirect inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder in a Shetland pony foal.
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  • Camille Buyck,
  • Michaël Robert,
  • Cyril Tricaud,
  • Matthieu Cousty
Camille Buyck
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet
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Michaël Robert
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet
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Cyril Tricaud
Centre Hospitalier Veterinaire Equin de Livet
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Matthieu Cousty
Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet

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Abstract

A six-week-old male Shetland pony is presented with pollakiuria and a scrotal mass. The diagnostic procedures conducted included a thorough clinical examination, external palpation, a scrotal ultrasonographic exam and urinary catheterization. These revealed an indirect herniation of the urinary bladder into the tunica vaginalis. Subsequently, the case was managed surgically by performing a partial cystectomy through an inguinal approach. Bilateral castration was performed with the affected side an additional closure of the superficial inguinal ring. Five months post-surgery, a routine telephone questionnaire highlighted no post-operative concerns. Gross examination of the inguinal region revealed no abnormalities and the foal was maturing as expected.
15 Oct 2023Submitted to Equine Veterinary Education
16 Oct 2023Assigned to Editor
16 Oct 2023Submission Checks Completed
24 Oct 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned