Hiatal Hernia Repair by Restoration and Stabilization of Normal Anatomy An Evaluation in Four Dogs and One Cat

CAROLINE PRYMAK, H. MARK SAUNDERS, ROBERT J. WASHABAU

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Abstract

Clinical signs of esophageal hiatal hernia in four dogs and one cat included regurgitation, vomiting, hematemesis, hypersalivation, dysphagia, and dyspnea. Thoracic radiographs, esophagram, and fluoroscopy were used to demonstrate cranial displacement of the esophagogastric junction and part of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus. Other findings included megaesophagus, esophageal hypomotility, gastroesophageal reflux, and pneumonia. Medical therapy failed to resolve the clinical signs. Reduction in size of the esophageal hiatus, fixation of the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crus (esophagopexy), and a left fundic gastro‐pexy were performed. Surgical results were considered good to excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Surgery
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989

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