An uncommon fetal retention case: Ruptured ventral hernia in a sheep
Uçar, Eyyüp Hakan
A 4-year-old, pluriparous sheep was referred to our clinic with the complaints of mild anorexia and, a wound on the ventral abdominal area and a part of a dead lamb protruding from this lesion. Clinical examinations revealed that there was a fetal retention into ruptured gravid uterine horn that is trapped within the ventral hernia. At herniorrhaphy after removing the dead fetus, strong connections between uterine and abdominal wall, and chronic scars / necrosed areas were detected in the wound edges, which revealed the long time lapse between unnoticed herniation-tearing, and surgery. Although many ventral hernia cases has been reported in the ovine pregnancies, the high maternal resilience to this ruptured hysterocele case which is having two week-old history at least is clinically remarkable.