Case Study: Bladder Stone

This week we feature Wilbur the guinea pig, who hasn't been feeling well lately.  His owner noticed he was a bit less social, and had seen what looked like blood in his urine. Wilbur's doctor, Dr. Swisher, noticed he was a little painful when she carefully palpated his abdomen. Next step: x-rays!

Bladder Stone








Here is Wilbur under anesthesia for removal of the stone.






The purple line marks where the technician administered a local block for additional pain control.  The doctor stays within the blocked area when making the incision.







Here is the bladder with the stone just emerging.






Here's the culprit!






Here's Wilbur, recovered from surgery and ready to go home!