2002: Hiatal hernia in a puppy

Geraldine B Hunt, C. O'Brien, G. Kolenc, R. Malik

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-686
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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    Hunt, G. B., O'Brien, C., Kolenc, G., & Malik, R. (2002). 2002: Hiatal hernia in a puppy. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80(11), 685-686.