Resolution of megaesophagus after correction of a paraesophageal hernia

Kerry E Rolph*, John Ryan, Donald Yool, Tiziana Liuti

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CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old female Siamese cat presented with an 8-week history of vomiting and progressive hyporexia. On presentation, the cat was found to have a hypochloremic alkalosis. Imaging demonstrated hiatal hernia and megaesophagus. Exploratory laparotomy demonstrated a paraesophageal hiatal hernia. The hernia was reduced, phrenoplasty and esophagopexy were performed, and a gastrotomy tube was placed. Treatment of the hernia led to resolution of the megaesophagus.

RELEVANCE AND NOVEL INFORMATION: Megaesophagus can occur secondarily to paraesophageal hernia in the cat. In this case, correction of the paraesophageal hernia led to complete resolution of the esophageal dilation and all associated clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20551169231199451
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports
Issue number2
Early online date14 Oct 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Oct 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Hiatal hernia
  • smegaesophagus
  • paraesophageal
  • vomiting
  • hypochloremic alkalosi


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