Ventral abdominal hernia in a common cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) - a case report

Marko Pećin, Željko Gottstein
2019 Veterinarski arhiv (Tisak)  
________________________________________________________________________________________ PEĆIN, M., Ž. GOTTSTEIN: Ventral abdominal hernia in a common cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) -a case report. Vet. arhiv 89, 735-741, 2019. ABSTRACT Not many abdominal hernias in small birds have been clearly described. As in other animals, ventral abdominal hernias have been characterized as a separation of the abdominal musculature on the ventral midline. Hernias are often related to breeding, egg
more » ... g or influenced by hormones. This article describes one case of abdominal hernia in a five year old female cockatiel. A painless, 3cm in diameter and non-reducible mass was located in the ventral abdominal region. The mass was less than 1 cm from the cloaca. The bird had had problems with defecation for several months. After clinical examination and contrast radiogram, an abdominal hernia was diagnosed. Surgical repair was performed under general anesthesia and herniorrhaphy was indicated. After skin incision, a large mass of yellowish fat tissue was discovered and the intestines within with adhesions. The hernial sack contents were resected using blunt cotton swabs soaked in saline. For repair of the abdominal hernial ring and the abdominal wall, a simple continuous suture pattern with polyglyconate 4-0 was used. The skin was also sutured with a simple continuous pattern. Normal defecation returned within hours post op. The follow up examination after one month revealed no complications and no recurrence of the hernia.
doi:10.24099/vet.arhiv.0283 fatcat:c2z34r4ikzd4dm2tfmwhylpkcy