Journal article

Repair of a delayed, traumatic dorsal diaphragmatic hernia using a single paracostal approach in a dog

KL O'Byrne, T Smalle, SD Ryan

NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY JOURNAL | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

CASE HISTORY: A 1-year-old German Shepherd dog presented for delayed onset of a traumatic, dorsal diaphragmatic hernia of the pars lumborum. CLINICAL FINDINGS AND TREATMENT: Herniorrhaphy via a ventral midline celiotomy (with and without a paracostal extension) were unsuccessful and the hernia recurred. The hernia was successfully repaired using a single lateral paracostal surgical approach. This approach provided excellent exposure and should be considered for dorsal pars lumborum diaphragmatic hernia repairs. DIAGNOSIS: Dorsal diaphragmatic hernia of the pars lumborum. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Whilst uncommon, tears to the dorsal aspect of the diaphragm should be considered as well as the more ..

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