Postoperative studies following ventral and dorsal cystotomy in mongrel dogs

  • SC Akomas Department of non-rumenant animal production, College of Animal Science and Animal Health, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • ROC Kene Department of Veterinary Surgery and Obstetrics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Keywords: Cystotomy, incisions, postoperative, adhesions, dogs


There was omental adhesion in both the dorsal and ventral approaches to the urinary bladder. Adhesion involving the small intestine and colon were also observed. There was however no urine leakage into the peritoneal cavity following either of the approaches. The incision wounds were also seen to have healed by the fourteen postoperative day when the postmortem studies were carried out.
KEY WORDS: Cystotomy, incisions, postoperative, adhesions, dogs
Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol.24(2) 2003: 52-56

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