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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1659-1662

Surgical Management of Traumatic Diaphramatic Hernia in a Pup
Gokulakrishnan*, G. Mohamed Ali and Sonia
Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 007, India

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A 3 month-old non-descript male pup was presented to the small animal surgery outpatient unit at madras veterinary college with a history of road traffic accident a day back. Upon presentation the dog was ambulatory, dull, and nonresponsive and exhibited a stiff gait and a hunched posture. On auscultation, muffled heart sounds were observed and dysnea was noticed due to reduction of tidal volume. The mucous membrane was pink and moist and the capillary refill time was  less than 2 seconds. Excoriations on the ventral abdomen and pelvic limbs, pain on abdominal palpation and blood-tinged fluid at the preputial opening were observed in addition. Radiographs of the abdomen and thorax were taken to rule out abnormalities, if any. Abdominal radiographs showed decreased abdominal detail, a cranially shifted stomach axis and indefinitely visualized liver. Only one cupula of the diaphragm could be visualized on thoracic radiographs and ingesta was seen within the thoracic cavity. These findings were diagnostic of a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. Hemato biochemical profile was taken to rule out organ health which revealed a stress hyperglycemia and a mildly elevated alanine aminotransferase, likely due to trauma the liver had sustained and marginal anemia with neutrophilia. All other abnormal blood parameters were consistent with the young age of the patient. The patient was maintained on a combination of oxygen, isoflurane and fentanyl as a 10 mg/kg BW per hour continuous rate infusion (CRI) throughout the procedure. During episodes of hypotension the patient received 5 mg/kg BW boluses of pentastarch over 15 min. Positive pressure ventilation was provided by a ventilator throughout the procedure. Herniorrhaphy was performed and the animal had an uneventful recovery

Keywords: hunched posture,auscultation, muffled heart

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Gokulakrishnan. M, G. Mohamed Ali and Sonia. 2020. Surgical Management of Traumatic Diaphramatic Hernia in a Pup. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1659-1662. doi:
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