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Surgical Management of Inguinal Hernia (Entero-Hysterocele) In a Non-Descript Female Dog

Sumanth Bedre, M, Shruti Caroline Gogia and Mukesh Kini, M.A

Senior Task Force Veterinary Surgeon, Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) India, RDO trust complex, Aruvankadu (P.O.), Nilgiris – 643202, Tamilnadu, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2022 : 99 (9) - pages 88 to 90
(Received: , Accepted: )


An eight-year-old intact, female,non-descript dog was presented with a history of swelling in the caudal abdomen. Clinical examination revealed an irreducible and non-painful mass in the left inguinal region.Based on the clinical examination and abdominal radiographs, a tentative diagnosis of inguinal hernia was made. Under general anesthesia, midline celiotomy was performed and the hernial contents were identified assmall intestine and uterus (entero-hysterocele). The hernia correction was made by herniorrhaphy and the primary hernia repair was reinforced with an onlay polypropylene meshtechnique. The dog made an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Entero-hysterocele, Inguinal hernia, Herniorrhaphy

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