Authors: JOSE M VILAR, JUAN A CORBERA, GIUSEPPE SPINELLA
Abstract: Umbilical hernias in goats are uncommon and can vary in their etiology and management. Hernioplasty can be done by closing the abdominal wall with a horizontal mattress pattern using absorbable sutures. However, larger defects (hernial ring size >3 cm) generally require the use of prosthetic materials that allow for a tension-free repair. In this study, 10 young female goats with umbilical hernias and hernial ring sizes ranging from 7-10 cm in width were treated using a double-layer polypropylene mesh. An ultrasonographic examination was performed to assess healing and connective tissue production.
Keywords: Umbilical hernia, polypropylene mesh, hernioplasty, ultrasonography, goat
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