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Hepatomegaly

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Gerry A Polton


Introduction

  • Hepatomegaly in cats is typically recognized during presentation for non-specific signs such as weakness, lethargy and inappetence.
  • Causes: infectious and toxic causes are typically associated with younger animals while neoplastic and non-suppurative immune-mediated causes are seen more frequently in older cats.
  • Definitive diagnosis is required to establish an appropriate therapeutic plan and to correctly assess the quality of response so that modifications to treatment can be implemented.
  • Prognosis: dependent on the underlying cause and ranges from excellent to hopeless.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Cuccovillo A & Lamb C R (2002) Cellular features of sonographic target lesions of the liver and spleen in 21 dogs and a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 43 (3), 275-278 PubMed.
  • Wang K Y, Panciera D L, Al-Rukibat R K et al (2002) Accuracy of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the liver and cytological findings in dogs and cats: 97 cases (1990-2000). JAVMA 224 (1), 75-78 PubMed.
  • Post G & Patnaik A K (1992) Nonhematopoietic hepatic neoplasms in cats - 21 cases (1985-1988). JAVMA 201 (7), 1080-1082 PubMed.

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