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1

largest organ within the cat or dog

liver

2

The gastric axis moves cranially or caudally usually due to

a change in the size of the liver

3

An enlarged liver displaces the gastric axis

caudally

4

A small liver displaces the gastric axis

cranially

5

4DDx for microhepatia

PSS
cirrhosis/fibrosis
diaphragmatic hernia
normal (deep chested dogs)

6

Gold standard for PSS

CT

7

PSS

shunt from portal vein to CVC or azygous vein - bypasses the liver
can be congenital (one r two) or acquired (multiple)

8

Shunts cranial to T13 are _______, those caudal are ______

hepatic, extrahepatic

9

gal bladder wall is usually isoechoic to liver

true - in cholecystitis becomes thickened and easily differentiated

10

spleen commonly seen on lateral view of cat

false

11

The most likely source of a mass in the mid ventral abdomen is

the spleen

12

gas bubbles may indicate

anaerobic bacteria

13

splenic torsion

use US
enlarged, lacy pattern, no blood flow, thrombosis of veins