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Surgical management of a cat with hepatic arterioportal fistula

Phillips, A; Kulendra, E R; Lam, R; Kulendra, N J; Brockman, D J


A Phillips

E R Kulendra

R Lam

N J Kulendra

D J Brockman


A 9‐month‐old domestic short‐haired cat presented with stunted growth and chronic gastrointestinal signs. Tachypnoea, a heart murmur and cranial abdominal bruit were detected on physical examination. Echocardiography revealed volume overload in all heart chambers. CT angiography identified an abnormal communication between the hepatic arterial circulation and the portal vein, along with multiple acquired shunts. The abnormal vascular communication was surgically ligated. Echocardiography documented improvement in cardiac parameters following surgery and the cat continues to have no clinical signs 39 months after surgery. This report describes successful surgical management of feline hepatic arterioportal fistula for the first time.


Phillips, A., Kulendra, E. R., Lam, R., Kulendra, N. J., & Brockman, D. J. (2018). Surgical management of a cat with hepatic arterioportal fistula. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 60(2), 126-130.

Journal Article Type Other
Acceptance Date May 16, 2017
Publication Date Mar 16, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 1, 2019
Print ISSN 0022-4510
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 60
Issue 2
Pages 126-130
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