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Referral Soft Tissue Colectomy & Bilateral Perineal Hernia Repair

Cuisle the Cocker Spaniel Case Study

Cuisle was an 8-year-old neutered female Cocker Spaniel who is the star of this case study. Cuisle had been previously diagnosed with a spinal deformity causing neurological deficits. As this progressed urinary retention became the main concerning symptom which was unresponsive to medical management. The bladder was managed by the placement of a permanent cystotomy tube. The owner was incredibly committed and experienced being a human GP and able to manage the catheter for 18 months. The tube was replaced under general anaesthesia several times during this time.

Cuisle’s Megacolon

As Cuisle’s condition progressed megacolon and a secondary bilateral perineal hernia developed. Colectomy was performed taking care to preserve the ileo-caeco-colic junction.  Bilateral perineal herniorrhaphy was performed later. Cuisle continued to do well for a number of years.