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Companion Animal Practice
Surgery of the lower urinary tract in dogs: 2. Urethral surgery
  1. Victoria Lipscomb

    Victoria Lipscomb graduated from Cambridge in 1996 and undertook an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). After a period in general practice, she completed a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the RVC. She then spent 18 months in private referral practice as a soft tissue surgeon before returning to the RVC as a lecturer in soft tissue surgery. She is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.


PART 1 of this article, published in the last issue (November/December 2003, pp 597-605), discussed the principles and preoperative management relating to surgery of the lower urinary tract and described techniques commonly used in bladder surgery. This article discusses surgical techniques used in the management of urethral disorders, as well as the postoperative management of the lower urinary tract surgery patient. It goes on to consider specific surgical diseases of the bladder and urethra to illustrate the principles and techniques covered in the two articles.

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