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Transvenous coil embolisation for the treatment of single congenital portosystemic shunts in six dogs.
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PMID:  17466545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes the treatment of single congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSs) (intrahepatic and extrahepatic) using an interventional radiology technique involving embolisation of anomalous vessels with percutaneous coils. Briefly, a multipurpose catheter was introduced into the caudal vena cava and then into the portosystemic shunt. An autoexpandable stent was placed in the caudal vena cava, next to the shunt, in order to avoid coil migrations, and a cobra-like vascular catheter was used to pass through the stent and to place the coils in the shunt. This technique was used for treatment of CPS in six dogs. The results indicate that percutaneous embolisation of a CPS using coils, a less invasive technique than the traditional surgical technique, may result in complete closure of the anomalous vessel without development of portal hypertension.
Roberto Bussadori; Claudio Bussadori; Lorena Millán; Serafín Costilla; José Antonio Rodríguez-Altónaga; María Asunción Orden; José Manuel Gonzalo-Orden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  176     ISSN:  1090-0233     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-26     Completed Date:  2008-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of León, 24071 León, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods,  veterinary*
Hepatic Veins / abnormalities,  radiography
Liver Diseases / congenital,  radiography,  surgery,  veterinary*
Portal System / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Portal Vein / abnormalities,  radiography

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