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Long Term Outcome of Perineal Herniorrhaphy in Dogs

Ramandeep Singh, Vandana Sangwan, Ashwani Kumar, Arun Anand, Shashi Kant Mahajan and Navdeep Singh

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2020: 97 (4) - pages 29 to 31
(Received: December, 2019, Accepted: February, 2020)


The 25 male dogs, with 28 sides involved, were operated for perineal herniorrhaphy. Non-descript mixed breed dogs were most commonly affected (n=8). Castration was done on all the dogs 3 weeks prior to herniorrhaphy. Bilateral hernias (n=3) were operated on both sides on the same day. The long term follow up (from 6 to 17 months) in 21 dogs (18 unilateral and 3 bilateral)revealed 100% success on the operated side(s); however, 4 dogs with unilateral hernia reported recurrence on the contra-lateral side. In conclusion, perineal hernia’s can be successfully managed by opposing internal obturator and external anal sphincter muscle in dogs.

Key Words: dogs, herniorrhaphy, obturator, perineal swelling

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