Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiology: liver

Contributor(s): Fraser McConnell

Introduction

Overview

  • Radiography allows evaluation of liver size, position and shape. Severe liver dysfunction may be present with a normal appearing liver.
  • Biopsy Biopsy: hepatic is usually required for definitive diagnosis of liver disease.
  • See radiography: abdomen Radiography: abdomen for details of positioning technique.

Radiographic considerations

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Interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Sonnenfield J M, Armbrust L J, Radlinsky M A, Chun R, Hoskinson J J & Kennedy G A (2001) Radiographic and ultrasonographic findings of liver lobe torsion in a dog. Vet Radiology & Ultrasound 42(4), 344.
  • Burk R L & Johnson G F (1980) Emphysematous cholecystitis in the non-diabetic dog - three case histories. Vet Radiol 21, 242-245.
  • Lee R & Leowijuk C (1982) Normal parameters in abdominal radiology of the dog and cat. JSAP 23, 251.


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