Acta Vet. Brno 2019, 88: 413-417

Pylorogastric intussusception in a puppy with a congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunt – a case report

Petra Černá1, Joep Timmermans2, Václav Ceplecha1, Ivana Nývltová1, Dominik Komenda1, Pavel Proks1,3

1University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinic, Brno, Czech Republic
2Vets Now Emergency and Referral Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
3CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Received July 8, 2019
Accepted October 29, 2019

A sixteen-week-old female Akita-inu puppy was presented for investigation of acute vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal distension. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a single congenital right-sided intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and pylorogastric intussusception, which spontaneously resolved during the next three days after initial examination. Owners elected for euthanasia due to the clinical deterioration of the patient that reflected in development of clinical signs associated with liver insufficiency, guarded prognosis and financial concerns for transjugular coil embolisation.


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