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Surgical repair of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a pregnant dog
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2006
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 77–85, March 2007
How to Cite
Statz, G. D., Moore, K. E. and Murtaugh, R. J. (2007), Surgical repair of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a pregnant dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 17: 77–85. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2006.00200.x
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2006
- cesarean section;
- congenital anomaly;
- nutritional support;
- pulsus paradoxus
Objective: To describe the surgical repair and pre- and postoperative management of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH) in a pregnant dog.
Case summary: A pregnant dog was presented for vomiting, lethargy, and pale mucous membranes. Pulsus paradoxus was noted on physical examination. The dog was diagnosed with a PPDH via thoracic radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, and an echocardiogram. The hernia was surgically repaired and the dog received supportive medical care until the puppies were old enough to be delivered via cesarean section. The mother and all puppies survived.
New or unique information provided: This is the first report that describes the surgical repair and postoperative management of a PPDH in a pregnant dog.