Congenital obstruction of the caudal vena cava in a dog.

R. Malik, Geraldine B Hunt, R. B. Chard, G. S. Allan

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A 16-week-old female Rottweiler was examined because of labored breathing and abdominal distention. Ascites, hepatomegaly, and pleural effusion were detected during physical and radiographic examinations. Selective angiography revealed a stenotic lesion at the junction of the caudal vena cava and the right atrium. A fibrous diaphragm with a pin-hole orifice was observed at surgery. Clinical signs of disease resolved after successful removal of the membranous obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-882
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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