Skip to main content


Fig. 2 | Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Fig. 2

From: Computed tomography angiography of a congenital extrahepatic splenocaval shunt in a foal

Fig. 2

Illustration of the anatomy of the extrahepatic portocaval shunt. At the level of the junction of the splenic and portal vein, a shunting vessel loops to the left and caudally before merging with the caudal vena cava, just cranial to the left renal vein. 1. Caudal vena cava, 2. portal vein, 3. splenic vein, 4. caudal mesenteric veins, 5. cranial mesenteric veins, 6. splenocaval shunt, 7. gastroduodenal vein, 8. remaining portal branch to liver

Back to article page