The use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of an ectopic ureter in a Quarter Horse filly Academic Article uri icon


  • This report describes a 4-month-old Quarter Horse filly with an ectopic ureter. The filly presented with signs of urinary incontinence, which had been present since birth. Computed tomography (CT) examination and cystoscopy confirmed a diagnosis of a unilateral ectopic ureter. A nephrectomy of the left kidney was performed and renal function was closely monitored post operatively. The filly was treated for abdominal chylous effusion as a post operative complication. The filly survived to discharge from the hospital, and maintained normal urinary function at 12 months post operatively. 2011 EVJ Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Equine Veterinary Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Coleman, M. C., Chaffin, M. K., Arnold, C. E., & Young, B. D.

complete list of authors

  • Coleman, MC||Chaffin, MK||Arnold, CE||Young, BD

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM