Nine cases of canine vesicourachal diverticula associated with symptoms of lower urinary tract infection were evaluated. Proteus sp urinary tract infection was identified in 6 of 7 cases in which urine cultures were performed. A diverticulum was demonstrated in all cases by contrast urocystography. Surgical excision of the diverticula followed by administration of antimicrobial agents for an appropriate period usually produced eradication of clinical symptoms. Resolution of recurrent urinary tract infection following excision of the urachal diverticula would indicate that these anomalous structures are a predisposing cause of bacterial infection of the urinary tract.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 1979|