A sliding hiatal hernia (where the terminal oesophagus, oesophagogastric junction and part of the stomach move cranially through a diaphragmatic defect) was diagnosed in a 4-month-old, Shar-Pei puppy presented for evaluation of regurgitation. The diagnosis was confirmed using radiography. Herniorraphy consisted of repositioning the stomach within the abdomen, plicating the diaphragmatic hiatus and performing a tube gastropexy to the left abdominal wall. Veterinary practitioners should have a high index of suspicion of hiatal hernia in young puppies, particularly Shar-Peis and British Bull Dogs, that present with persistent vomiting or regurgitation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Australian Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Nov 2002|
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