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An intrathoracic ectopic liver with pleural effusion in a dog

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Title: An intrathoracic ectopic liver with pleural effusion in a dog
Authors: Iwaki, Yoshimi Browse this author
Takagi, Satoshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Morishita, Keitaro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Hanazono, Kiwamu Browse this author
Hosoya, Kenji Browse this author
Okumura, Masahiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: dog
intrathoracic ectopic liver
pleural effusion
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 65
Issue: 2
Start Page: 95
End Page: 99
Abstract: A 10-year-old, spayed female dog with intermittent coughing and respiratory distress was presented at our hospital. Thoracic radiographs revealed a 71×43 mm intrathoracic solitary mass. After one week, coughing worsened and pleural effusion was found. The intrathoracic mass had the same intensity as the liver in contrast-enhanced computed tomography images. There were no signs of diaphragmatic hernia, and attachment of the mass to the diaphragm and the caudal vena cava was observed during surgery. Histopathologically, the mass was composed of normal hepatic parenchyma, and based on this finding and the gross findings, it was diagnosed as an ectopic liver. Owing to its location, the ectopic liver may have caused regional venous occlusion, which resulted in the clinical symptoms observed.
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 65 Number 2

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