Umbilical herniorrhaphy in a juvenile Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

  title={Umbilical herniorrhaphy in a juvenile Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).},
  author={Noha Abou-Madi and George V Kollias and Richard P Hackett and Norm G. Ducharme and Robin D. Gleed and John P Moakler},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  volume={35 2},
An umbilical hernia was diagnosed in a 2-wk-old Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) by physical and ultrasonographic examinations. Umbilical herniorrhaphy was elected because the defect was large (approximately 7 cm long and 10 cm deep) and could potentially lead to incarceration of an intestinal loop. General anesthesia was induced with a combination of… CONTINUE READING