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Table 1 Cause of diaphragmatic hernia in cats and dogs that underwent diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy

From: Prognostic indicators for perioperative survival after diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy in cats and dogs: 96 cases (2001-2013)

Cause Cats n = 17 Dogs n = 79 All animals (n = 96)
Motor vehicle accident 5 (29.4%) 39 (49.4%) 44 (45.8%)
Unknown/suspected trauma 9 (52.9%) 33 (41.8%) 42 (43.8%)
Other trauma 3 (17.6%) 7 (8.9%) 10 (10.4%)