Etiopathogenesis and biological behavior of feline vesicourachal diverticula. Don't just do something--stand there.

C. A. Osborne, G. R. Johnston, J. M. Kruger, T. D. O'Brien, J. P. Lulich

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Abstract

Asymptomatic microscopic urachal remnants located at the vertex of the urinary bladder are common in cats. Because they reduce the tensile strength of the bladder wall at this location, they represent risk factors for development of acquired macroscopic diverticula in cats with lower urinary tract disorders. Elimination of the underlying cause of lower urinary tract disease is frequently associated with resolution of acquired macroscopic vesicourachal diverticula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-733
Number of pages37
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1987

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Note: The research for this article was supported in part by grants from the Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri; Mark Morris Associates, Topeka, Kansas; and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

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