An intra-hepatic portosystemic shunt is a congenital abnormality affecting the vasculature of the liver. While single, extra-hepatic shunt vessels are encountered more commonly than intra-hepatic variants, intra-hepatic shunts may account for up to ~30% of congenital hepatic vascular anomalies in dogs. Diagnostic evaluation and medical management of intra- and extrahepatic shunts are similar with new management strategies evolving. The often complex anatomy and position of intra-hepatic shunt vessels makes them less amenable to surgical attenuation when compared to the extra-hepatic variant and interventional closure of the shunt vessel is usually the treatment of choice for which novel techniques are also available.
Referral / Heptology
Presented by Darren Kelly, MVB MRCVS
Internal Medicine Clinician at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists & Tobias Wagner, Cardiologist at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists
Sponsored by Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists
Presented at London Vet Show 2019
IVC Referral Theatre
Thursday, 14 November at 11.30 AM