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Trauma is tricky. Some problems are readily evident after an injury - bleeding, broken bones, etc. Others hide, lulling owners and veterinarians into a false sense of security. And some conditions, like diaphragmatic hernias, can fall into either category. RELATED: Feline Leukemia Virus and Your Cat The diaphragm is essentially a sheet of muscle that contracts and relaxes to push air in and out of the lungs and separates the chest and abdominal cavities. The word "hernia" is defined as "an abnormal protrusion of tissues or organs through an opening in a structure." Diaphragmatic hernias commonly occur in animals that have suffered a trauma, such as being hit by a car or a fall from a...