Hiatal Hernia Repair by Restoration and Stabilization of Normal Anatomy An Evaluation in Four Dogs and One Cat
Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
Volume 18, Issue 5, pages 386–391, September 1989
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PRYMAK, C., SAUNDERS, H. M. and WASHABAU, R. J. (1989), Hiatal Hernia Repair by Restoration and Stabilization of Normal Anatomy An Evaluation in Four Dogs and One Cat. Veterinary Surgery, 18: 386–391. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.1989.tb01106.x
- Issue published online: 29 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 29 FEB 2008
Clinical signs of esophageal hiatal hernia in four dogs and one cat included regurgitation, vomiting, hematemesis, hypersalivation, dysphagia, and dyspnea. Thoracic radiographs, esophagram, and fluoroscopy were used to demonstrate cranial displacement of the esophagogastric junction and part of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus. Other findings included megaesophagus, esophageal hypomotility, gastroesophageal reflux, and pneumonia. Medical therapy failed to resolve the clinical signs. Reduction in size of the esophageal hiatus, fixation of the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crus (esophagopexy), and a left fundic gastro-pexy were performed. Surgical results were considered good to excellent.