Six cases of inguinal urinary bladder herniation in entire male domestic rabbits

J Small Anim Pract. 2013 Dec;54(12):662-6. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12120. Epub 2013 Aug 2.


Six entire male rabbits, between four and eight years old, were presented with a fluctuant scrotal and/or inguinal swelling resulting from inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder. Concurrent problems included urinary sediment (two rabbits), multiple uroliths (one rabbit) and testicular tumour (one rabbit). All rabbits underwent herniorrhaphy surgery. There was a successful outcome in four of the six cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
  • Hernia, Inguinal / veterinary*
  • Herniorrhaphy / veterinary
  • Male
  • Rabbits
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / surgery
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / veterinary*
  • Urolithiasis / surgery
  • Urolithiasis / veterinary