Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Serban ZAMFIRESCU, Alexandru DIACONESCU, Florin DUMITRESCU, Ruxandra COSTEA, Stefan OLARU
This paper presents the methods of diagnostic and management in a case of a canine arterioportal fistula. The patient was submitted to the physician with signs of portal hypertension, elevated transaminases and hypoproteinemia. The ultrasound exam revealed hepatic lobar asymmetry and irregular contour, ascites and a communication between the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The surgery consisted in the ligation of the arterio-venous communication with non absorbable synthetic matherial. The post-surgical evolution was favorable.