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Bochdalek Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult Sheep
- Williams, R. D., Katz, M. G., Fargnoli, A. S., Kendle, A. P., Mihalko, K. L., Bridges, C. R.
- Anatomia, histologia, embryologia 2016 v.45 no.3 pp. 246-248
- abnormal development, abomasum, adults, biopsy, etiology, hernia, magnetic resonance imaging, sheep
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare condition. The aetiology of CDH is often unclear. In our case, a hollow mass was noted on MRI. Cardiac ejection fraction was diminished (47.0%) compared to 60.5% (average of 10 other normal animals, P < 0.05). The final diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek type) was made when the sheep underwent surgery. The hernia was right‐sided and contained the abomasum. Lung biopsy demonstrated incomplete development with a low number of bronchopulmonary segments and vessels. The likely cause of this hernia was genetic malformation.