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Title: 
Portal vein hypoplasia in dogs
Author(s): 
N. DEVRIENDT, M. OR, D. PAEPE, E. VANDERMEULEN, M. HESTA, H.E.V. DE COCK, H. DE ROOSTER
Abstract: 

Portal vein hypoplasia (PVH) is a congenital disorder, in which microscopic intrahepaticshunts are present, causing blood to bypass the liver sinusoids. As the clinical presentation andthe laboratory findings are similar to those in dogs with an extrahepatic portosystemic shunt(EHPSS), differentiation between both disorders is based on the confirmation of a macroscopicshunt by diagnostic imaging techniques. This review highlights the major aspects of PVH, includingthe differentiation from EHPSSs, and the challenges to diagnose both disorders in dogswith concurrent PVH and EHPSS.

Full text: 
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