A case of pulmonic stenosis in a Shihtzu dog

  • Park, Chul (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Yoo, Jong-Hyun (BK21 Program of Integrative Network Systems for Veterinarians in Basic Science, Industrial Animals and Preventive Medicines, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Jung, Dong-In (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Ju-Won (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Kang, Byeong-Teck (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kunkuk University) ;
  • Park, Hee-Myung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kunkuk University)
  • Accepted : 2007.01.16
  • Published : 2007.03.30


A 3-year-old, intact female, Shih-tzu dog was presented with a 15-day history of vomiting,depression, and anorexia. On physical examination, systolic ejection murmurs with precordial thril atthe left heart base were detected. A diagnosis of congenital pulmonic stenosis (PS) was made mainlyfrom the thoracic radiography, electrocardiography, and echocardiography. On complete blood counts andconfirmed that main pulmonary artery was tremendously buldged and electrocardiography was suggestiveof severe right ventricular hypertrophy. Echocardiographic findings revealed the pulmonic valve stenosiscontaining valvular dysplasia and poststenotic dilation. On Doppler echocardiography, ejection velocityof the lesion accounted for 3.38 m/sec, meaning mild velocity through the stenotic area. The dog'sproblem and resulted in death. However, there has been no reliable relation between PS and CRF. Primarymalformation of pulmonic valve was confirmed at necropsy after death.


Supported by : Konkuk University


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