Bipartite portosystemic shunt with single insertion: a rare congenital vascular anomaly in a dog

Carlton, P. F. and Hammond, G. (2014) Bipartite portosystemic shunt with single insertion: a rare congenital vascular anomaly in a dog. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 2(1), e000132. (doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000132)

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Abstract

A case of a bipartite extra hepatic portosystemic shunt is described in a one-year-old, male entire Maltese Terrier breed dog. On CT angiography, one vessel was visibly a portocaval shunt with the other vessel arising from the splenic vein. Both vessels formed a single insertion to the caudal vena cava cranial to the right renal vein which was managed successfully surgically via placement of a 6 mm ameroid constrictor. Multiple portosystemic shunts in dogs have been reported but to the authors’ knowledge this is the first case of a bipartite origin, single insertion portosystemic shunt reported in a dog.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammond, Dr Gawain
Authors: Carlton, P. F., and Hammond, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:2052-6121
ISSN (Online):2052-6121

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