Diagnostic imaging of portosystemic shunts in 43 dogs

개 문맥전신순환단락의 진단영상 43례

  • Choi, Jihye (Haemaru Referral Animal Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Hyunwook (Haemaru Referral Animal Hospital) ;
  • Jang, Jaeyoung (Haemaru Referral Animal Hospital,) ;
  • Kim, Junyoung (College of Veterinary Medicine and BK21 Program for Veterinary Science, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yoon, Junghee (College of Veterinary Medicine and BK21 Program for Veterinary Science, Seoul National University)
  • 최지혜 (해마루 이차진료동물병원) ;
  • 김현욱 (해마루 이차진료동물병원) ;
  • 장재영 (해마루 이차진료동물병원) ;
  • 김준영 (서울대학교 수의과대학 BK21 수의과학연구인력양성사업단) ;
  • 윤정희 (서울대학교 수의과대학 BK21 수의과학연구인력양성사업단)
  • Accepted : 2008.02.04
  • Published : 2008.08.01


Portosystemic shunt (PSS) was diagnosed in 43 dogs by mesenteric portogram from January, 2002 to June 2007 in Haemaru referral animal hospital. PSS was found in various breeds including Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier and there was no predisposition in gender. In laboratory parameters, mean cell volume was lower than normal value in single shunt and alanine aminotransferase was higher than normal range in multiple shunts with clinical significance. Cystic calculi were found in over 50% dogs with PSS and even in 70.8% dogs with single shunt. In 81% dogs with PSS, extrahepatic single shunt such as portocarval type and portoazygous type was identified. Extrahepatic multiple shunt and intrahepatic single shunt were observed in 4 dogs, respectively. Gradual attenuation using ameroid constrictor was applied to 35 dogs with extrahepatic single shunt and the prognosis of these dogs were good except two dogs, which showed poor prognosis because of acquired multiple PSS and renal disease unrelated with PSS, respectively.


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