IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—TRANSCRANIAL COLOR-CODED DUPLEX SONOGRAPHY IN A DOG WITH HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2010
© 2010 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 111–113, January/February 2011
How to Cite
DUQUE, J., DOMINGUEZ-ROLDAN, J. M., CASAMIAN-SORROSAL, D. and BARRERA-CHACON, R. (2011), IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—TRANSCRANIAL COLOR-CODED DUPLEX SONOGRAPHY IN A DOG WITH HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 52: 111–113. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01750.x
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 7 OCT 2010
- Received April 26, 2010; accepted for publication July 17, 2010.
- congenital portosystemic shunt;
- hepatic encephalopathy;
- transcranial doppler
We report the use of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography in a dog with hepatic encephalopathy secondary to a congenital portosystemic shunt. A severe increase in the pulsatility index was measured in the right middle cerebral artery, left middle cerebral artery, and basilar artery. These values returned to normal following medical stabilization of the patient and resolution of the neurologic signs. Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography appears to have value for monitoring the status of intracranial hypertension in patients with hepatic encephalopathy.