OMIA:000465-9783 : Hernia, umbilical in Elephas maximus

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

Categories: Growth / size / body region phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

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.


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