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A Case Study of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Juvenile Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
Abstract: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) was observed in a stranded juvenile male striped dolphin. The 2- to 3-y-old animal had survived with its stomachs and intestines in the thoracic cavity, which had caused a large size difference between its two lungs. The animal also had a relatively small penis. The animal’s combination of anomalies was either due to a genetic syndrome or caused by maternal exposure to toxic agents.
Key Words: striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba, congenital, CDH, hernia diaphragmatica, PCB
Document Type: Research article
Page Numbers: 32-35