Bladder Stones Quiz

by Veterinary Practice News Editors | April 14, 2017 3:08 pm

Pictured: Lateral radiograph of the back end of a 5-year-old male Labrador with a history of bladder stones.

Questions

  1. What’s your diagnosis?
  2. What would you do next?

Check your answers on the next page.

Answers

  1. If you thought that this dog had a urethral stone, well… you kinda should have thought of question #2.
  2. The correct answer to question # 1 should have been “I can’t answer until we get an orthogonal view,” i.e. a VD view. This would have revealed that the “urethral stone” is completely off center. It’s superimposed with the left thigh, so it cannot be in the urethra. It turned out to be a calcified “skin tag.”
  3. Morale of the story: “There is no such thing as one view.”

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