A male cat, known as Piglet, had his penis removed and now urinates like a female after a life-saving operation that looks like a sex change.
Piglet plasma, the passage of urine flowing from the bladder to the genitals, was blocked by a lump of minerals that prevented him from going to the toilet.
Surgeons removed his penis and the blocked urethra before creating a permanent opening so that urine came out of his perineum, closer to his anus.
After the veterinarians had performed the procedure, which according to them & # 39; a little bit on sex-fitting operations & # 39; the six-year-old cat recovered quickly.
A male cat known as Piglet (photo) had removed his penis and is now urinating like a woman after a life-saving operation compared to a sex change
WHAT IS A PERINEAL URETHROSTOMY?
This surgical procedure diverts the flow of urine away from the urethra in the penis.
It creates an opening for urine to pass through perineal skin, which is found in men between the anus and the scrotum.
Ejaculation of sperm also comes out through the urethrostomy instead of the tip of the penis.
If the scrotum is not removed, male men will usually have to sit down and lift the scrotum to urinate.
Experts from Charter Vets, in Cheshire, removed the urethra from Piglet and & # 39; repositioned & # 39; him in a rare procedure, called perineal urethrostomy, to combat the potentially fatal blockade.
The procedure reconnects the urethra with a new opening in the skin of the perineum closer to the anus so that urine can be excreted without passing through the blocked urethra.
The surgery does not necessarily include the removal of the penis or scrotum.
In this case, the vets had to remove the penis – where the stone was stuck – because they could not have washed it away by other methods.
Dr. Sarah Bruce, who performed the operation on Piglet, said: & # 39; In terms of the layman, it's kind of like sex-fitting operations.
& # 39; The operation meant that his anatomy looked more like a woman, so now he was like a girl.
& # 39; In general, this is an exceptional case with a positive result.
& # 39; When piglet came in, he had a bladder stone at the end of his penis (the urethra)
& # 39; We could put him to sleep or perform radical operations to remove the penis where the stone was trapped because we could not wash it away. & # 39;
Piglet plasma, the passage of urine flowing from the bladder to the genitals, was blocked by a lump of minerals that prevented him from going to the toilet. This x-ray shows the cat after the procedure
Surgeons removed Piglet's penis and blocked urethra before creating a permanent opening so that urine came out of his perineum, closer to his anus. This x-ray shows another piglet angle taken after the operation
A perineal urethrostomy directs the urine stream away from the urethra in the penis.
It creates an opening for urine to pass through the skin of the perineum, the area between the genitals and the anus.
Ejaculated also leaves the body through the new opening instead of the tip of the penis, according to the
Human men usually have to sit and lift the scrotum to urinate if the scrotum is not removed.
This is only the second time that Dr. Bruce has performed such an operation.
Dr. Bruce said: & # 39; It's the second procedure I did so and it worked without problems.
& # 39; The procedure is not something you would normally jump in, unless it is absolutely necessary, because in many cases the stones can be removed.
& # 39; But Piglet & # 39; s would not come true, so we had little choice. & # 39;
After the veterinarians had performed the procedure, they said that & # 39; a little bit on sex-fitting operations & # 39; seemed, the six-year-old cat, shown here as a kitten, recovered quickly
Piglet owner, mom of three Zoe Philpott, from Sandbach, Cheshire, 48 (photo), said: "Piglet was so bad and it was terrible to see him suffer, he had also lost a lot of weight"
She added: “I think it is worth raising awareness about the problems with passing stones, because it is very common with male cats.
& # 39; I urge owners to show them immediately if they have trouble urinating, as Ms. Philpott did in this case, because this can lead to more serious problems.
Piglet owner, mother of three Zoe Philpott, from Sandbach, Cheshire, 48, said: & Sarah said that a stone caused a blockage and they could not remove it.
& # 39; His penis was so swollen that Sarah asked me if I wanted to perform a radical operation to remove everything.
& # 39; Piglet was so bad and it was terrible to see him suffer, he had also lost a lot of weight.
& # 39; But it was reassuring to know that Sarah had done the operation earlier and that it was successful, so I agreed to Piglet to have the procedure and never looked again. & # 39;
A perineal urethrostoma leads the urine stream away from the urethra in the penis. It creates an opening for urine to continue into the skin of the perineum. It was the second time that Dr. Sarah Bruce (photo) had performed such an operation