Quantitative ultrasond of the liver in cats with induced thyrotoxicosis

Authors

  • Warley Gomes dos Santos Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES
  • Jessica Nascimento Moraes Monteiro Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES
  • Daniel Capucho de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES
  • Daniel Cometti Borlini Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES
  • Sebastião Martins Filho Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Informática, Viçosa, MG
  • Flávia Mara Machado Centro Universitário Vila Velha, Vila Velha, ES
  • Louisiane de Carvalho Nunes Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES
  • Fabiano Séllos Costa Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Alegre, ES

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/S1413-95962009000600002

Keywords:

Thyrotoxicosis, Liver, Ultrasound, Histogram, Cats

Abstract

This study evaluated ultrasonographically the liver of cats submitted to induced thyrotoxicosis by the technique of gray-level histogram with the objective of better evaluating the possible hepatic alterations decurring from the excess of the thyroid hormones. For that, there were used nine adult-young healthy cats, which received daily 150ìg/kg of sodic levotiroxin, for 60 days. The hepatic histogram has not demonstrated statistical differences in the 5% level of significance between the evaluated moments; however, the variations of the studied variables' values suggested an increasing of the heterogeneity and a decreasing of the echogenicity of the hepatic parenchyma when compared to the initial moment. The cytopathologic and histopathologic evaluations have shown of a clinical picture of thyrotoxic hepatitis in all the animals.

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Published

2009-12-01

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How to Cite

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Santos WG dos, Monteiro JNM, Oliveira DC de, Borlini DC, Martins Filho S, Machado FM, et al. Quantitative ultrasond of the liver in cats with induced thyrotoxicosis. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2009 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];46(6):438-47. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26794