2023 article

Lesser vestibular periurethral gland-like inflammation associated with lower urinary tract signs in a female dog

Price, M., Slead, T. S., Secoura, P. L., Kendall, A. R., & Vaden, S. L. (2023, September 29). JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: dysuria; Skene's glands; skenitis; urinary tract infection
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 16, 2023

A 4-year-old female spayed mixed breed dog presented with a 2-year history of painful urination and recurrent hematuria.The dog had a large sensitive bladder, palpation of which was followed by painful urination. Pollakiuria accompanied by vocalization were noted during observation of voiding.Cystoscopy identified a focal, rounded expansion of epithelial tissue in the right lateral aspect of the urethral papilla containing purulent material consistent with an abscess. A sample submitted for culture yielded growth of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Proteus mirabilis.Purulent material was expelled by manual pressure during cystourethroscopy. Enrofloxacin (10 mg/kg PO q24h for 42 days) and carprofen (4.4 mg/kg PO q24h for 14 days) were initiated. Clinical signs resolved within 2 days.Inflammation in the region of the lesser vestibular paraurethral glands should be considered as a differential for female dogs presenting with chronic dysuria.