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- Greene, Rebecca; Van Bonn, William G.; Dennison, Sophie E.; Greig, Denise J.; Gulland, Frances M. D.
- Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine 2015 v.46 no.2 pp. 414-416
- hernia; hiatal hernia, etc ; Mirounga angustirostris; anesthesia; antagonists; diaphragm; drug therapy; endoscopy; females; gastric fundus; gastroesophageal reflux; malnutrition; pups; radiography; seals; sedation; thorax; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... A female northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) weaned pup presented with malnutrition. During rehabilitation, the seal developed regurgitation and reduced lung sounds on auscultation. Radiographs and endoscopy performed under sedation suggested a diaphragmatic hernia. A Type I (or sliding) hiatal hernia was confirmed with a positive contrast upper gastrointestinal study, revealing varyi ...