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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2019;59(2):105-108.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2019.59.2.105    Published online July 15, 2019.
Remnant parietal serosa detection in a cat with true diaphragmatic hernia using computed tomography
Sang-Kwon Lee, Wooram Jeong, Jihye Choi
College of Veterinary Medicine and BK21 Plus project team, Chonnam National University
Correspondence:  Jihye Choi, Tel: 82-62-530-2821, Fax: 82-62-530-2809, 
Email: imsono@jnu.ac.kr
A 4-year-old cat was referred for a suspected pulmonary mass. True diaphragmatic hernia presence was diagnosed via computed tomography (CT). There was a thin membrane covering the diaphragmatic defect. The membrane was thinner than the diaphragm. After contrast injection, the membrane was less enhanced than that of the normal diaphragm. The membrane was identified as a remnant of the parietal pleura. In addition, contrast-enhanced CT images provided clarity in viewing the herniated liver and falciform fat. A thinner membrane, covering the diaphragmatic defect, and attached to the thicker normal diaphragm, is considered a unique CT feature of true diaphragmatic hernia.
Key Words: cat, computed tomography, intact membrane, parietal serosa, true diaphragmatic hernia

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