Vaginocervical Prolapse and Cystocele associated with an Eviscerated Bladder in a pregnant Dalmatian

Kumru I. H., Salci H., Seyrek-Intas D., ÖZALP R. G., Seyrek-Intas K.

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY PRACTITIONER, vol.40, no.4, pp.161-165, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-165
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


True vaginocervical prolapse and vaginal cystocele are occasionally encountered diseases in which protrusion of the vagina, cervix and bladder occur in the parturient bitch. This case report describes a primigravid, two-year-old, female Dalmatian with vaginocervical prolapse, complicated by vaginal rupture and bladder evisceration, resulting in obstructive dystocia. At surgery three dead foetuses were retrieved by en bloc ovariohysterectomy. Cystopexy and resection of necrotic vaginocervical tissue were also performed. On the sixth day, the dog was re-presented with signs of acute septic peritonitis which was unresponsive to medical therapy and peritoneal lavage. To the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of true vaginocervical prolapse, cystocele and bladder evisceration during parturition in a young parturient bitch. [Kumru IH et al (2010) Aust Vet Practit 40:161]