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1 January 2010 Esophageal Hiatal Hernia in Three Exotic Felines—Lynx lynx, Puma concolore, Panthera leo
Bianca F. Hettlich, H. Phil Hobson, Julie Ducoté, Theresa W. Fossum, James H. Johnson
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Hiatal hernia was diagnosed in three exotic felines—lynx (Lynx lynx), cougar (Puma concolore), and lion (Panthera leo). All cats had a history of anorexia. Thoracic and abdominal radiographs showed evidence of a soft tissue mass within the caudal mediastinum suggestive of a hiatal hernia in all animals. A barium esophagram was performed in one case. All animals underwent thoracic or abdominal surgery for hernia reduction. Surgical procedures included: intercostal thoracotomy with herniorrhaphy and esophagopexy (lynx and cougar), and incisional gastropexy (lion). Concurrent surgical procedures performed were gastrotomy for gastric foreign body removal and jejunostomy tube placement. Clinical signs related to the hiatal hernia disappeared after surgery and recurrence of signs was not reported for the time of follow-up.

Bianca F. Hettlich, H. Phil Hobson, Julie Ducoté, Theresa W. Fossum, and James H. Johnson "Esophageal Hiatal Hernia in Three Exotic Felines—Lynx lynx, Puma concolore, Panthera leo," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(1), 90-94, (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2009-0025.1
Received: 9 February 2009; Published: 1 January 2010
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