Ascites and portal hypertension in three young dogs with non‐fibrosing liver disease

Geraldine B Hunt, R. Malik, B. L. Chapman, W. A. Lamb, G. S. Allan

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Abstract

Three young dogs were evaluated because of the sudden development of ascites. In each case ascites was referable to non‐fibrosing hepatic disease associated with portal hypertension. Obstruction to portal flow was pre‐sinusoidal in two cases and post sinusoidal in the other. In all cases ascites developed in the absence of severe hypoalbuminaemia. The ratio of the protein content of ascitic fluid in relation to the protein content of plasma proved useful in differentiating between pre‐ and post sinusoidal portal hypertension. All three animals died or were euthanased because of the sequelae of portal hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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