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J Vet Med Sci. 2012 Sep;74(9):1191-3. Epub 2012 Apr 27.

Portal vein aneurysm in a dog.

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Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan.

Abstract

Portal vein aneurysm (PVA) is a rare abnormal dilatation of the portal vein, which has not been reported in dogs. We describe the findings of ultrasound and computed tomography in a case of PVA in a young male toy poodle, with the final diagnosis established by explorative surgical observation. The dog had an aneurysmal fusiform dilatation in the extrahepatic portal vein with portal hypertension and multiple portsystemic shunts. This is the first report of canine PVA.

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