Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2002;42(3):393-396.
Congenital Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Dog
Seong-Mok Jeong
College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
개에서의 선천성 복막-심낭 횡경막허니아 1예
서울대학교 수의과대학
A 5 kg, seven-month-old, female Pekingese dog was presented to Seoul National University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital with the history of anorexia and exercise intolerance. Muffled cardiac sound and mild abdominal pain were detected in the physical examination. In positive contrast peritoneography, contrast medium was observed in enlarged pericardial sac through the diaphragm. According to the history taking, physical examination and contrast radiographic study, the dog was diagnaosed congenital peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia. Following midline celiotomy, herniated falciform ligament and greater omentum were repositioned to abdrminal cavity. The diaphragmatic defect was closed with absorbable suture. Clinical signs related to peritoneopericardial hernia disappeared immediately after surgical treatment. There had been no evidence of recurrence of the peritoneopericardial hernia for 1 year.
Key Words: peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia, dog
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