Congenital phimosis in a cat

S R Bright, R J Mellanby

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An 8-week-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with a history of pollakiuria and polydipsia. No abnormalities were detected during the clinical examination other than the penis could not be extruded from the prepuce. Urine culture demonstrated a growth of E. coli, which was treated with a prolonged course of amoxycillin. The polydipsia resolved and the pollakiuria improved but did not completely abate after antibiotic treatment and the cat had occasional bouts of haematuria. Because of the history of pollakiuria and polydipsia and the ongoing, occasional bouts of haematuria, the cat underwent surgical correction of the congenital phimosis. A small wedge of the dorsal prepuce was removed and the ipsilateral edges of the prepuce were apposed using a simple interrupted pattern. The procedure was quick, easy to perform and led to a resolution of the occasional bouts of haematuria and pollakiuria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-70
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases
  • Cats
  • Male
  • Penis
  • Phimosis
  • Time Factors


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