Fatty Liver And Colangelo discussed on Let's Talk Pets

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The time I get referred cases that have hepatic lipid says or fatty liver from family practitioners because they want to make sure their patient doesn't have fatty liver the most diagnostic tests as helpful is actually doing an abdominal ultrasound when we do an ultrasound this is different than an X. ray X. rays are definitely important they let us look at the size of organs but in all your sound very similar to a pregnancy sonogram let's let's look at the architecture of the organs what's going on inside the organs once we do this we want to make sure that there's no gall bladder stones or gall bladder cancer or liver cancer we want to make sure the kiddies look okay there's no bladder stone so a radiologist is typically scanning the whole abdomen with an ultrasound to make sure the architecture looks okay if the cladding test is okay the best way for me to be able to confirm the diagnosis of fatty liver is to actually stick a small syringe size need all that sterile into the liver sometimes this is done with light sedation to aspirate the lever this is going to allow us to be able to remove a few cells for analysis well then put the cells onto a slide submit them to a clinical pathologist to look at them under a microscope and help analyze and to find out what's going on this is really important because this will help confirm whether or not your cat has a pet Eclipta dosis disease called Colangelo hepatitis pancreatitis cancer or other underlying problems so your cat may need some pretty expensive test in the beginning to help diagnose fatty liver more importantly how do we treat it and what's the prognosis the prognosis for fatty liver is actually fair to good with aggressive supportive care what does that mean that means your cat's gonna need some pretty expensive tasks and hospitalization in order to treat that that's because it.

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