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1 September 2008 Complicated Urethral Rupture and Scrotal Urethrostomy in a Bongo Antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci)
Laura Fresno, Jesús Fernández-Morán, Hugo Fernández-Bellon, Anna Andaluz, Félix García-Arnas
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Abstract

A 4-yr-old, 300-kg male Bongo antelope presented a fluctuant swelling on the ventral abdomen surrounding the penis, which was confirmed later as compatible with urethral rupture. Initial treatment included broad-spectrum antibiotic and radical surgical debridement. Total prepuce and partial penile amputation with orchidectomy was performed and normal micturition was restored. At a later stage, when the extent of the lesion was controlled, a permanent scrotal urethrostomy was performed. Complete healing by second intention was achieved 2 mo after the last surgery. Although the outcome was very good, considering the extent and severity of the tissue damage, prompt permanent urethrostomy when urethral rupture was first suspected would have prevented deterioration of the condition and prevented the need for extensive surgery.

Laura Fresno, Jesús Fernández-Morán, Hugo Fernández-Bellon, Anna Andaluz, and Félix García-Arnas "Complicated Urethral Rupture and Scrotal Urethrostomy in a Bongo Antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(3), 464-467, (1 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.1638/2007-0084.1
Received: 21 August 2007; Published: 1 September 2008
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bongo
necrotizing fasciitis
penile amputation
scrotal urethrostomy
Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci
urethral rupture
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