Persistent left cranial vena cava in a cat


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Yilmaz Z., Kocatürk M., Koch J.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.12, no.3, pp.1-4, 2024 (SSCI)

Abstract

Abstract

A 9-year-old-male British fold cat was presented for a general health check before

anesthesia. Clinical and laboratory examinations were unremarkable. Echocardiography

showed that the cardiac anatomy and function were normal, and the presence of a dilated

coronary sinus (CS), highly suggestive of a left persistent cranial vena cava (PLCVC).

Clinicians should keep in mind that PLCVC may be present when a dilated CS is noted

by echocardiography, and it could be confirmed simultaneously by agitated-salinestudy

as a non-invasive and cost-effective diagnostic tool in practice. Further research

is required to elucidate whether PLCVC is an accomplice or an innocent finding in cats.

Keywords: Cat, Persistent left cranial vena cava, Thoracic venous anomaly