Skip to main content

Outcomes of Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts Occluded with Ameroid Constrictors in Nine Dogs and One Cat

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


To report outcome after ameroid constrictor (AC) use for single intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (IPSS). Study Design

Retrospective study. Animals

Nine dogs and 1 cat. Methods

Medical records (1999–2003) of dogs and cats with surgically confirmed IPSS were reviewed. Recorded data was: breed, sex, weight, age at surgery, clinical signs, serum biochemical and hematologic data, shunt anatomy, AC size, hospitalization, complications, and owner perception of their animal's response to surgery. Owners were contacted twice postoperatively (between 20 and 75 months) and asked to complete a simple questionnaire. Results

With this technique, complication rate was low and postligation neurologic dysfunction was not observed. In the cat and 7 dogs, clinical signs attributed to IPPS resolved and animals were fed a non-prescription diet without medication. One dog died suddenly 18 months after surgery from causes unrelated to hepatic disease. One dog was euthanatized 23 months after surgery because of repeated, increasingly refractory episodes of hepatic encephalopathy. Conclusion

AC provides a safe and effective method for occlusion of some IPPS. Clinical Relevance

AC should be considered for occlusion of some IPPS in dogs and cats.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool and Oakwood Veterinary Referrals, Northwich, UK

Publication date: 2006-04-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more