This didactic color illustration was developed to show the normal anatomy of the portal vein, and compare that to the variations of congenital portosystemic shunting in the feline, including intrahepatic shunt, portoazygous shunt, portocaval shunt with portal vein atresia, and portocaval shunt. Understanding the complexity of this anatomy is crucial to surgical and medical management of this condition in cats.
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