Journal article

Perioperative outcomes after three different single extrahepatic portosystemic shunt attenuation techniques in dogs: partial ligation, complete ligation and ameroid constrictor placement

SD Hurn, GA Edwards

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY ASSN | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the perioperative outcomes of single extrahepatic portosystemic shunt occlusion by complete and partial silk ligation and ameroid constrictor placement in dogs. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of 30 dogs with single congenital extrahepatic shunts. PROCEDURE: Records between 1990 and 2000 were reviewed. Patient age, breed, weight, presenting clinical signs, clinical pathology results, diagnostic imaging results, the surgery procedure performed, implant used, time taken, intra operative complications and perioperative complications were recorded. Mortality rates were calculated. RESULTS: Twenty dogs had a silk ligation procedure, 10 partially occluded and 10 completely. ..

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