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Bilateral multiple cystic kidney disease and renal cortical abscess in a Boerboel

A. M. Kitshoffa, V. McClure, C. K. Lim, R. M. Kirberger
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 82, No 2 | a45 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v82i2.45 | © 2011 A. M. Kitshoffa, V. McClure, C. K. Lim, R. M. Kirberger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 April 2011 | Published: 11 April 2011

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A. M. Kitshoffa, Section Small Animal Surgery, South Africa
V. McClure, Section of Small Animal Medicine, South Africa
C. K. Lim, Section of Diagnostic Imaging, Department Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa., South Africa
R. M. Kirberger, Section of Diagnostic Imaging, Department Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110 South Africa., South Africa

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Abstract

Cystic renal disease is rare in dogs and although infected renal cysts have been reported in humans, no report could be found in dogs. A 58 kg, 5-year-old, castrated, male Boerboel presented with weight loss, pyrexia, lethargy and vomiting, 20 months after an incident of haematuria was reported. The initial ultrasonographic diagnosis was bilateral multiple renal cysts of unknown aetiology. The cysts had significantly increased in size over the 20-month period and some contained echogenic specks which could be related to infection, normal cellular debris or haemorrhage. In both kidneys the renal contours were distorted (the left more than the right). The abnormal shape of the left kidney was largely due to multiple cysts and a large crescent-shaped septate mass on the cranial pole of the kidney. Aspirates of the septate mass were performed (left kidney) and the cytology and culture were indicative of an abscess. It is suggested that the previous incident of haematuria provided a portal of entry for bacteria into the cysts resulting in renal cortical abscess formation.

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