OMIA:000465-9783 : Hernia, umbilical in Elephas maximus (Asiatic elephant)

In other species: dog , domestic cat , horse , pig , taurine cattle , sheep , American mink

Categories: Growth / size / body region phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Protrusion of part of the intestine or other abdominal organs through the abdominal wall at the umbilicus, the protrusion being covered with skin and subcutaneous tissue.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2008). OMIA:000465-9783: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2008 Wiedner, EB., Gray, C., Rich, P., Jacobson, GL., Isaza, R., Schmitt, D., Lindsay, WA. :
Nonsurgical repair of an umbilical hernia in two Asian elephant calves (Elephas maximus). J Zoo Wildl Med 39:248-51, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18634217.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 09 Sep 2008