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Persistent left cranial vena cava with congenital heart defect in two dogs

  • Hwang, Yawon (Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Oh, Hyejong (Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Chang, Dongwoo (Laboratory of Veterinary Radiology, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Gonhyung (Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 2016.05.06
  • Accepted : 2016.06.09
  • Published : 2016.09.30

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to introduce persistent left cranial vena cava (PLCVC) with persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Case 1 was a Cocker Spaniel with PRAA and case 2 was a Maltese with PDA. PLCVC was enclosed at the sites of PRAA and PDA surgery; therefore, it was lifted dorsally during PDA and PRAA surgery. Surgery to repair congenital heart defects including PRAA and PDA is recommended for dogs that do not die of PLCVC at a young age.

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