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Case Report


Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog

Federico Puccini-Leoni, Andrea Arcangeli, Riccardo Di-Puccio, Filippo Cinti.


Abstract
Background:
Congenital extra-hepatic porto-systemic shunts are a non-rare vascular anomaly observed in dogs, most commonly in small and toy pure breeds. Computed tomographic angiography examination is considered the gold standard imaging modality for the diagnosis of anomalous vascular connections.
Case Description:
An anomalous congenital porto-pulmonary shunt was incidentally diagnosed in a 5-year-old French Bulldog. The anomalous vessel originated from the ventral aspect of the Portal Vein and went cranially towards the esophageal hiatus, entering the lobar vein of the caudal left pulmonary lobe. The dog did not show any significant clinical or computed tomography angiography-perceived hepatic abnormalities and no signs of portal hypertension were evidenced. No case of porto-pulmonary shunt in veterinary medicine have ever been reported, while in humans it was rarely described secondarily to portal hypertension, severe hepatopathies or complex cardiac malformations.
Conclusion:
CTA must be considered the best imaging modality for the diagnosis also of unusual CEPS and in the author’s opinion the congenital porto-pulmonary shunt described in the patient was of little or no clinical relevance.

Key words: Congenital extrahepatic shunt, Porto-pulmonary vascular connection, French Bulldog, Abdominal computed tomography angiography


 
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Puccini-Leoni F, Arcangeli A, Di-Puccio R, Cinti F. Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Vet J. 2023; 13(1): 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13


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Puccini-Leoni F, Arcangeli A, Di-Puccio R, Cinti F. Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=110743 [Access: February 13, 2024]. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13


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Puccini-Leoni F, Arcangeli A, Di-Puccio R, Cinti F. Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Vet J. 2023; 13(1): 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



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Puccini-Leoni F, Arcangeli A, Di-Puccio R, Cinti F. Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Vet J. (2023), [cited February 13, 2024]; 13(1): 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



Harvard Style

Puccini-Leoni, F., Arcangeli, . A., Di-Puccio, . R. & Cinti, . F. (2023) Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Vet J, 13 (1), 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



Turabian Style

Puccini-Leoni, Federico, Andrea Arcangeli, Riccardo Di-Puccio, and Filippo Cinti. 2023. Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Veterinary Journal, 13 (1), 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



Chicago Style

Puccini-Leoni, Federico, Andrea Arcangeli, Riccardo Di-Puccio, and Filippo Cinti. "Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog." Open Veterinary Journal 13 (2023), 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Puccini-Leoni, Federico, Andrea Arcangeli, Riccardo Di-Puccio, and Filippo Cinti. "Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog." Open Veterinary Journal 13.1 (2023), 119-122. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Puccini-Leoni, F., Arcangeli, . A., Di-Puccio, . R. & Cinti, . F. (2023) Congenital porto-pulmonary shunt in a dog. Open Veterinary Journal, 13 (1), 119-122. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.13