Feline portosystemic shunts.

@article{Schunk1997FelinePS,
  title={Feline portosystemic shunts.},
  author={C M Schunk},
  journal={Seminars in veterinary medicine and surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
  • C M Schunk
  • Published 1997 in Seminars in veterinary medicine and surgery
A portosystemic shunt (PSS) is a well-recognized condition causing signs of hepatic disease in young cats. The condition consists of an aberrant vascular communication between the portal and systemic vascular systems. Although medical management can palliate the clinical signs of hepatic disease in these cats, definitive treatment consists of surgical attenuation of the shunting vessel. Surgical treatment is limited in some cats by access to the shunting vessel and in others by creation of… CONTINUE READING

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