Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2007;47(2):229-231.
Agenesis of the vulva in a Poodle dog
Jae-il Lee1, Ok-Keun Lee2, Yong-suk Kim2, Myung-Jin Kim2, Sung-Hyeok Hong3
1Department of Experimental Animal Research in Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University
3Tumor and Metastasis Biology Section, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Abstract
Vulvar agenesis in an eight-month-old toy poodle dog is described. Urinary incontinence and dysuria were the main clinical signs. The morphology of the urogenital system was assessed with contrast radiography. The constructers of lower urinary tract and reproductive system except for the vulva were normal features. Through episiostomy, a perineal stoma, resembling a vulva, was created, resulting in complete resolution of the clinical signs.
Key Words: agenesis, episiostomy, poodle dog, vulva


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