urethrorectal

urethrorectal

 [u-re″thro-rek´tal]
pertaining to the urethra and rectum.

u·re·thro·rec·tal

(yū-rē'thrō-rek'tăl),
Relating to the urethra and the rectum.

urethrorectal

/ure·thro·rec·tal/ (-rek´t'l) rectourethral.

urethrorectal

pertaining to the urethra and rectum.

urethrorectal fistula
may be a congenital defect. The male dog urinates into the rectum. Females usually have an opening into the vagina and sometimes an associated imperforate anus. Cystitis and urethritis are common sequels.
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The arrow indicates a trace of the urethrorectal fistula.
The genetic male with absent penis and urethrorectal communication: Experience with 5 patients.
Urethrorectal fistulas are uncommonly reported in veterinary medicine with only 13 cases reported in dogs (CRUSE et al.
Although spontaneous healing has been observed in posttraumatic urethrorectal fistulas in human medicine, surgical intervention was necessary in most reported cases.
Due to these radiographic findings a urethrorectal fistula was diagnosed (Figure 1C and D).
Spontaneous healing of urethrorectal fistulas is rare, even after cutaneous fecal and urinary diversion (deviation of the colon and ureteres to skin).
1,2) A misdiagnosis can have serious repercussions, including urethrorectal fistula formation from rupture involving surrounding structures, sepsis, and, possibly, death.