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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2018;58(4):227-230.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2018.58.4.227    Published online February 1, 2019.
Imaging diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction with acquired portosystemic shunt in a cat
Tae-Sung Hwang, Won-Seok Jang, Young-Min Yoon, Dong-In Jung, Hee Chun Lee
Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University
Abstract
A 2-year-old, spayed female, Korean domestic short-hair cat was presented with depression and vomiting. The patient had history of weight loss lasting seven months. Physical examination revealed icterus in the pinna, oral mucosa, and sclera. Based on ultrasonography and computed tomography, tentative diagnosis was extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction with acquired portosystemic shunt (PSS). Tumor or inflammation of hepatobiliary system was suspected as the cause of obstruction of the common bile duct. But it could not be determined without biopsy. The severely dilated cystic duct was considered to cause portal hypertension and secondary multiple PSS. The patient expired without histopathologic examination.
Key Words: computed tomography, extrahepatic cholestasis, portasystemic shunt, ultrasonography
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