|Radiographically, the hepatic sizes of portosystemic shunt (PSS) cases were evaluated.
In this study the hepatic area was compared in PSS and non-PSS dogs by utilizing the right lateral radiography.
The top three breeds of PSS dogs of Maltese, Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier, were included and these dogs had a significantly smaller hepatic area ratio of 46.37 +/- 0.63%, 61.76 +/- 0.78% and 41.59 +/- 0.23% respectively (p<0.05) and the average overall hepatic area in the 3 dog breeds was 47.75 +/- 0.40%.
Source: Washizu M, Katagi M, Washizu T, Torisu S, Kondo Y, Nojiri A. (2004): An evaluation of radiographic hepatic size in dogs with portosystemic shunt. In: J Vet Med Sci. 2004 Aug;66(8):977-8.
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