BILATERAL URETEROLITHIASIS AND HYDRONEPHROSIS IN A 10-YEAR-OLD FEMALE SPAYED DLH CAT
OUCH! Acute pain on palpation…. who would have thought there would be not one, but TWO ureteroliths causing pain in this DLH feline patient!
Normal ureters are generally NOT visible on a scan, but acute pain in the region of the kidneys should clue you in to pay particular attention to the kidney region, including use of not just the micro convex probe but also the linear probe to highlight and create those “artistic” views, as seen here.
When you find pathology, such as a dilated ureter, FOLLOW it and see where it goes and what may be hiding there…. Our 17-point SDEP Abdomen protocol teaches you how to do this routinely with EVERY patient, and every potential pathology.
Many thanks to Dr. Candace Remcho of West Hills Animal Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon for the proficient case management of this patient. A loud shout out to Heidi Putnam, clinical SDEP sonographer of Animal Sounds NW Veterinary Mobile Ultrasound for the exemplary imaging as well as the comprehensive interpretation of this case by the newest addition to the Sonopath Team of Specialists, Dr. R.McKenzie “Mac” Daniel, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline).
Come meet Dr. Daniel at SonoPath’s SDEP Abdomen Ultrasound Lab February 23-25th in Atlanta, GA where you can learn the 17-point SDEP (SonoPathDiagnostic Efficiency Protocol™) to obtain all the views needed for a full diagnostic ultrasound exam.