Surgery is typically required to close the hernia and place the viable organs to their normal location. However, if found in adult cats displaying no adverse symptoms, no treatment is required.
Prognosis is good for cats that have undergone surgery with no other complicating factors.
Anything occurring before birth
A wall or partition that is designed to divide and separate
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The membrane that covers the wall of the abdomen and pelvic area
The sac of membranes that hold the heart
A procedure that is used to evaluate the health and structures of the heart
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
The space in the abdomen that holds the major digestive organs in an animal. Normally referred to as the area between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Also referred to as the peritoneal cavity.