Diagnostic imaging features of calyceal diverticulum in a cat
- Yunjeong Nam Youngwon Lee Hojung Choi
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research(구 대한수의학회지)
- 제61권 제2호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 1 - 4 (4 pages)
A seven-year-old, castrated male, Korean domestic shorthair cat was referred because of a kidney abnormality. Radiography revealed left renal agenesis and right kidney enlargement. Ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) showed amorphous calcified materials in a cyst-like lesion of the right kidney. In the excretory phase of the CT images, the lesion was opacified with contrast materials, indicating communication with the collecting system. Based on these findings, the cat was diagnosed with a calyceal diverticulum. A calyceal diverticulum may cause various clinical symptoms related to the urinary system. The excretory phase of CT is useful for diagnosing a calyceal diverticulum.