Surgical management of perineal hernia associated with inguinal hernia in a Spitz
B Prakash Kumar, MSSV Phaneendra and N Dhana Lakshmi
A perineal hernia is a condition that occurs in both dogs and cats in which there is abnormal displacement of the pelvic and/or abdominal organs into the region around the anus called the perineum. Hernias are potentially caused by a variety of factors including trauma, tumors, age and congenital, although there is no known underlying cause of perineal hernias. A hernia of perineal areas is more common in dogs than in cats, and in males rather than in females. If vital organs such as uninary bladder and intestines are herniated, it may become life threatening to dogs as the normal physiological functions are severely affected. The present study focused on the handling of such perineal hernia and successful treatment in a dog. A rare case of unilateral perineal hernia in association with inguinal hernia in a 9 year old male uncastrated Spitz, consisting of omentum like fat as hernial content in both the above mentioned hernias and its successful surgical management was described in the present investigation.