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Undiagnosed traumatic diaphragmatic hernia in two cats


Lau, Seng Fong (2016) Undiagnosed traumatic diaphragmatic hernia in two cats. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 28 (1). pp. 12-15. ISSN 9128-2506


Two cases of diaphragmatic hernia in cats caused by road traffic accident were undiagnosed during the initial presentation. Both cats showed no evidence of respiratory distress and clinicians did not notice the diaphragmatic hernia on thoracic radiographs. Later on, both cats showed signs of dyspnea and diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed with repeated thoracic radiograph and ultrasound. Diaphragmatic hernia is rather common in veterinary practice, however, its diagnosis can be clinically challenging. This case report highlights the importance to re-evaluate and monitor the patient closely after the traffic accident. Repeated radiograph, different diagnostic modalities and techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography and positive contrast peritoneagraphy should be used in order to diagnose the diaphragmatic hernia conclusively.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary Association Malaysia
Keywords: Hernia; Diaphragm; Radiograph; Cat
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 05:37
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 05:37
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50392
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