Article Number: DRJVMS36901278


ISSN: 2734-2166

Vol. 5 (2), pp. 8-13, March 2020

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Original Research Article

Evaluation of the closure of cystotomy using single versus double row inverting suture pattern with chromic catgut in Nigerian indigenous dogs

Yakubu, A. S.*

Muhammad, U. U.

Abubakar, A. A.

Oviawe, E. I.

Abubakar, N.

Bodinga, H. A.


In this study, we evaluated a watertight seal using a single row and double row techniques for the closure of cystotomy in dogs. Eight apparently healthy, Nigerian local dogs weighing between 9-17 kg body weights were used in the study. The dogs were divided into two groups (A and B), each group comprises of 4 dogs of both sexes. Cystotomy incision was made on the dorsal wall of the urinary bladder in both groups. In group A the cystotomy incision was closed with a single row suture pattern and in group B the incision was closed with a double-row technique using chromic catgut size 2/0 in both groups. The single and double row closure techniques were evaluated for leakage through physical evaluation and contrast radiography using Urografin 76% contrast agent. Radiographs were taken immediately and one week postoperative. The physical evaluation revealed evidence of leakage in 25% of the dogs from group B 3 days postoperative. There was no hematuria in all the groups. Anorexia was observed in 50% of dogs from all the groups. Dysuria was also observed in 25% of dogs from all groups. There was vomiting in 100% dogs of group A and 25% dogs of group B. Tachypnea was also observed in 50% dogs of group B. The radiographic evaluation revealed 100% urine seal immediately after the surgery in all experimental animals. One week postoperative radiograph shows urine leakage in group B1b. It was concluded that double-row techniques is more efficient than single row technique in cystotomy closure in dogs.

Keywords: Cystotomy, double-row techniques, tachypnea, dogs, radiography

 Received: March 7, 2020  Accepted: March 25, 2020  Published: March 30, 2020

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