2019 Volume 81 Issue 3 Pages 361-364
The relation between complete or partial ligation of extrahepatic portosystemic shunting and intraoperative mesenteric portovenography (IMP) was evaluated in 72 canines. Of the 72 dogs, 55 had complete ligation and 17 underwent partial ligation of abnormal vessels. IMP allowed evaluation of the number of intrahepatic portal branches and ratio of the diameter of cranial (CrPV) and caudal main portal vein (CaPV) at the shunt location. Nearly all cases in the complete ligation group and nearly half of the cases in the partial ligation group had three or more portal vein branches. CrPV/CaPV was 0.75 ± 0.24 in the complete ligation group and 0.29 ± 0.15 in the partial ligation group. CrPV/CaPV can be an effective new method for assessing IMP.