Case: Urethrostomy for penile obstruction
10th October 2018
Gizmo had a penile obstruction caused by urethral calculi (mineral deposits). These were a little trickier than usual to spot as they were radiolucent meaning they don’t show up on radiographs unless contrast agent is used to highlight them.
A permanent hole – a stoma – was made into the urethra to allow retrival of the obstructing calculi and to allow the numerous ones in the bladder to work their way out if they get flushed into the urethra in the future.