Correction of diaphragmatic hernia using the transverse colon in a dog

Authors

  • 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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

2020-09-18

How to Cite

Kim, D. ., & Kim, G. . (2020). Correction of diaphragmatic hernia using the transverse colon in a dog. The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 50(3), 445–449. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjvm/article/view/245855

Issue

Section

Clinical Reports