Percutaneous tube cystostomy and vesicular irrigation for treatment of obstructive urolithiasis in a goat. Academic Article uri icon


  • Treatment of a 3-month-old male goat with obstructive urolithiasis by means of percutaneous tube cystostomy and vesicular irrigation with a chemolysis solution is described. The cystostomy tube was inserted percutaneously with ultrasonographic guidance. Patency of the urethra was reestablished with no clinical evidence of urethral stricture or recurrence of obstruction during the following 12 months. Results in this goat suggest that percutaneous tube cystostomy may be an economical alternative to surgical cystostomy tube placement. Chemical dissolution of calcium phosphate uroliths with a commercially available compound appears to be feasible in goats.

published proceedings

  • J Am Vet Med Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Streeter, R. N., Washburn, K. E., & McCauley, C. T.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Streeter, Robert N||Washburn, Kevin E||McCauley, Charles T

publication date

  • August 2002