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Clinical evaluation of umbilical hernia surgery in calves: use of autogenous abdominal fascia

Journal: REVISTA MVZ CÓRDOBA (Vol.15, No. 2)

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Page : 2111-2117

Keywords : Hernia; recurrent; calf.;

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Objective. To evaluate from a clinical point of view the umbilical hernia surgery in calves by using autogenous abdominal fascia. Material and methods. Five Brahman calves were used (6-12 months) average weight of 200 kg, calves were treated surgically by presenting recurrent umbilical hernia. Hernial ring was reinforced with abdominal fascia autograft fixed points U horizontal suture polyamide (50 pounds pressure). Subcutaneous connective tissue was sutured with polyglactin 910 2-0 gauge continuous dot pattern. After surgery, it was evaluated the clinical course of skin wound healing and the presence or absence of hernia recurrence for a period of 60 days. Results. All animals showed severe edema of the surgical focus (focus donor in the groin and the focus receiver in the umbilical region) without cutaneous wound dehiscence, abscess formation or hernia recurrence. Conclusions. The surgical technique used and the abdominal fascia autografts were efficient in the correction of recurrent umbilical hernia in calves, the successful procedure allows recommending in such cases.

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