Liver Shunts

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Liver shunts are also known as portosystemic shunts.  A liver shunt is a blood vessel that carries blood around the liver instead of through it.  Liver shunts is prevalent in the Yorkshire Terrier breed and is found in other dog breeds as well.

An ameroid constrictor is the device used to close off a single shunt.  If you would like to see what one looks like, click on Ameroid Constrictor.


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Dr. Tobias - Questions and Answers

Liver Shunt Update - 22 April 2009 Liver Shunt Update - 22 Feb 2008

Help!  My dog was diagnosed with a Liver Problem - by Dr. Tobias

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General Information  regarding medications/diets for liver shunt dogs


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University of Tennessee Liver Shunt Facts - This link will take you to the University of Tennessee website and provide you information on the following:

Information for Pet Owners
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Diagnosis of Portosystemic Shunts
Diagnostic Imaging
Differential Diagnoses
Medical Treatment
Anesthetic Treatment
Surgical Treatment
Intrahepatic Shunts
Postoperative Care
Shunt Animation
Homemade Diets


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