Korean J Vet Res.  2017 Jun;57(2):127-129. 10.14405/kjvr.2017.57.2.127.

Diagnostic laparoscopy in a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) with intercostal abdominal hernia and hepatic lipidosis

Affiliations
  • 1Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery and Behavior, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea. scyeon@gnu.ac.kr
  • 2Laboratory of Veterinary Medical Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea.
  • 3Gyeongnam Wildlife Center, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea.

Abstract

Intercostal abdominal hernia in the 11th intercostal space was identified in a leopard cat. Although mild leukopenia was found in laboratory examinations, no remarkable abnormality was revealed in medical imaging. To investigate abdominal organs, diagnostic laparoscopy was performed after hernia repair. In laparoscopic view, closure of the herniation site and a lesion with whitish discoloration in the liver (left medial lobe) were observed. Subsequently, laparoscopic liver biopsy was performed against the affected hepatic tissue. Histologically, the sample was diagnosed as mild hepatic lipidosis. Laparoscopy is considered useful for abdominal visceral examination and liver biopsy in a leopard cat patient.

Keyword

diagnostic laparoscopy; hepatic lipidosis; intercostal abdominal hernia; laparoscopic liver biopsy; leopard cat

MeSH Terms

Animals
Biopsy
Cats*
Diagnostic Imaging
Hernia, Abdominal*
Herniorrhaphy
Humans
Laparoscopy*
Leukopenia
Lipidoses*
Liver
Panthera*
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