portacaval shunt

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Related to portacaval shunt: splenorenal shunt, mesocaval shunt, Portacaval anastomosis
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shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver

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Patellar luxation is the main health concern for this breed, but they can also suffer from achondroplasia (a genetic disorder causing dwarfism), Legg-Perthes (a degenerative disease of the hip joint), and portacaval shunts (a serious liver condition).