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Standard planes for ultrasonographic examination of the portal system in dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15002810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A scanning protocol for the systematic ultrasonographic examination of the portal system in dogs was developed. Seven planes were used to image the portal system. With the dogs in left lateral recumbency, 3 transverse planes obtained via the right intercostal spaces were used to visualize the portal vein and right portal branch, and a longitudinal plane obtained with the transducer caudal to the last right rib was used to visualize the portal bifurcation. With the dogs in dorsal recumbency, a longitudinal plane was used as an alternative method of visualizing the portal vein and its bifurcation. Finally, with the dogs in right lateral recumbency, longitudinal planes obtained with the transducer in the left flank were used to visualize the hepatic artery, the left renal vein, and the left testicular or ovarian vein. To diagnose or rule out portosystemic shunting, the right portal branch, the left testicular or ovarian vein, the portal vein immediately caudal to the portal bifurcation, and the portal vein at the level of the celiac artery should be examined with this scanning protocol.
Viktor Szatmári; Jan Rothuizen; George Voorhout
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  224     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-08     Completed Date:  2004-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-6, 698-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 10, 3584 CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Dogs / abnormalities,  anatomy & histology*
Portal System / abnormalities,  ultrasonography*
Portal Vein / ultrasonography
Supine Position
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / veterinary

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