Esophageal hiatal hernia in three exotic felines--Lynx lynx, Puma concolore, Panthera leo.

Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas; Hobson, H Phil; Ducoté, Julie; Fossum, Theresa W; Johnson, James H (2010). Esophageal hiatal hernia in three exotic felines--Lynx lynx, Puma concolore, Panthera leo. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 41(1), pp. 90-94. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 10.1638/2009-0025.1

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Hiatal hernia was diagnosed in three exotic felines-lynx (Lynx lynx), cougar (Puma concolore), and lion (Panthera leo). All cats had a history of anorexia. Thoracic and abdominal radiographs showed evidence of a soft tissue mass within the caudal mediastinum suggestive of a hiatal hernia in all animals. A barium esophagram was performed in one case. All animals underwent thoracic or abdominal surgery for hernia reduction. Surgical procedures included: intercostal thoracotomy with herniorrhaphy and esophagopexy (lynx and cougar), and incisional gastropexy (lion). Concurrent surgical procedures performed were gastrotomy for gastric foreign body removal and jejunostomy tube placement. Clinical signs related to the hiatal hernia disappeared after surgery and recurrence of signs was not reported for the time of follow-up.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1042-7260

Publisher:

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bianca Felicitas Hettlich

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2016 08:48

Last Modified:

31 Mar 2016 08:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1638/2009-0025.1

PubMed ID:

20722259

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77338

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