Correction of diaphragmatic hernia using the transverse colon in a dog

  • Dongwook Kim
  • Gonhyung Kim
Keywords: colon, diaphragmatic hernia, dog, dyspnea, mesh

Abstract

A 3-year-old female Golden Retriever was referred with weakness, tachypnea and dyspnea. An incomplete
diaphragmatic silhouette, gas-filled small intestine and pleural effusion in the thoracic cavity were revealed in
radiographs, implying a diaphragmatic hernia. After laparotomy, the abdominal structures were gently retrieved into
the abdomen and a defect of 2 × 7 cm2 was found. The transverse colon was used as an autologous tissue flap for the
repair of the defect. There were no complications identified for 2 years after surgery. Thus, patching with the transverse
colon can be considered as an alternative for treating a defect in patients with a diaphragmatic hernia.

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Published
2020-09-18
How to Cite
Kim, D., & Kim, G. (2020). Correction of diaphragmatic hernia using the transverse colon in a dog. he hai ournal of eterinary edicine, 50(3), 445-449. etrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjvm/article/view/245855
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Clinical Reports