Issue Two 2015
2015, Vol. 2, issue 2, (July)
Two types of portosystemic shunts of the dog – a clinical case
Recently reports of research on vascular abnormalities in domestic animals have increased in the literature. With the expansion of diagnostic imaging methods more various malformations of the portal vein in dogs of different breed affiliation can be detected.
In these cases, the liver is most often affected and clinical vascular anomalies are manifested with hepatic encephalopathy. They appear with nonspecific symptoms which are hard to differentiate from other disorders of the nervous and digestive system. The different types of portal shunts should be known and researched in dog`s veterinary practice. It is possible to visualize them by contrasting methods of imaging diagnostics, and it can be estimated whether they are operable.
Authors:Georgi Georgiev ; Department of Anatomy, histology and physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry – Sofia, Bulgaria;
Monika Stefanova ; Blue Sky Commerce, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Vasil Manov; Department of Obstetrics, pathologic anatomy and biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry – Sofia, Bulgaria;