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Nephro-cutaneous fistula in a dog : clinical communication

R.G. Lobetti, G.S. Irvine-Smith
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 77, No 1 | a338 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v77i1.338 | © 2006 R.G. Lobetti, G.S. Irvine-Smith | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 June 2006 | Published: 06 June 2006

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Abstract

Nephro-cutaneous fistula, although reported in humans, has not been reported in the dog. Inhumansthe majority of cases develop in patients with a history of previous renal surgery, renal trauma, renal tumours, or chronic urinary tract infection with abscess formation. The dog in this report developed a nephro-cutaneous fistula secondary to a traumatic induced renal abscess with formation of a draining sinus tract to the exterior of the body. The animal underwent simple nephrectomy, which resulted in complete resolution of the fistula.

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Canine; Kidney; Nephrectomy; Sinus Tract

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