Cystoscopy in Cats - YES You Can Do This in Primary and Specialty Practice - Webinar
September 15, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT
Diagnostic and therapeutic cystoscopy in cats is not frequently considered to be an early option in the workup of urinary cases. This session will detail the mechanics of passing a rigid cystoscope in females and males with perineal urethrostomy and with flexible endoscopy in male cats. Normal urethrocystoscopic anatomy will be detailed first, followed by illustrations of urinary diseases that can be documented or treated with cystoscopy. Cystoscopy is useful in evaluation of the urethra for strictures and plugs in males, for documentation of lesions supportive for a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, small uroliths, “sand”, urachal diverticulum, and neoplasia of the lower urinary tract. Cystoscopy is also quite useful before and after voiding urohydropulsion to document the removal of all the small urinary stones. Lithotripsy will be briefly shown for its utility in breaking up larger lower urinary tract stones.
Dr. Dennis J. Chew, DVM, Dipl ACVIM – Internal Medicine
Dr. Chew is a 1972 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He did a one-year internship at South Weymouth Veterinary Associates and a two-year residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1977. Dr. Chew was an attending veterinarian at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for 36 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Most of his work in clinics, research and publications involves urology/nephrology in small animals. He has special interest in disorders of calcium metabolism, chronic kidney disease and vitamin D metabolite dynamics, idiopathic/interstitial cystitis of cats, and diagnostic urinary endoscopy. He has been the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and two editions of the Manual of Nephrology and Urology in Small Animals.