An incarcerated inguinal hysterocele in a pregnant bitch: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/123/2009-VETMEDCitation:Serin G., Yaygingul R., Tarimcilar T., Sarierler M. (2009): An incarcerated inguinal hysterocele in a pregnant bitch: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 54: 382-386.
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A 3.5-year-old Boxer breed bitch was referred to our clinic with a history of progressive and painless inguinal mass on the left side with no significant general symptoms. Ultrasonographic examination of the inguinal mass and abdomen revealed a hypo echoic area covered with a hyper echoic capsule in inguinal mass and also two 40-day-old live foetuses, respectively. During ventral midline laparotomy, an incarcerated left uterus horn was detected in an inguinal hernia. A successful herniorraphy and ovariohysterectomy was performed in one session. A dead foetus was detected histopathologically in the herniated uterine horn. The main differential in this case was a severe incarceration and foetal death in the herniated uterus horn with no significant clinical and ultrasonographic findings. This condition did not affect either the general health condition of the bitch or the foetuses localized abdominally.
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