The width of the hepatic silhouette was included in this study because it is part of the cardiohepatic
waist (11) or central visceral silhouette.
Other theories include the following: rupture of a pathologic adhesion between the epithelium of the cardiohepatic
fold and that of the ventral part of the 1st branchial arch , pressure from the pericardial roof on the developing branchial arches resulting in pressure necrosis and scarring , and failure of adequate mesenchymal ingrowth and amniotic adhesions .
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canal gives the hepatic segment (Artico et al.).
syndrome: liver injury in decompensated heart failure.
Cardiohepatic interaction has been noted in patients with heart failure , atrial fibrillation , and myocardial infarction .
The greater elevation of AST compared with ALT is reported to be due to induction by alcohol consumption and cardiohepatic interaction [5-7, 21, 22].
A multilobulated mass is visible in the caudal coelomic cavity (arrow), along with microhepatia and a markedly small cardiohepatic
On the ventrodorsal projection, the normal cardiohepatic
"hourglass" silhouette is lost and the caudal thoracic and abdominal air sacs are compressed.
Ventrodorsal (A) and right lateral (B) radiographs showing severe enlargement of the cardiohepatic
silhouette because of infiltrative lymphoma in the blue and gold macaw described in Figure 1, approximately 7 weeks after completion of radiation therapy for periorbital lymphoma.
No obvious metallic opacities were detected, and the osseous and pulmonary parenchymal structures and cardiohepatic
silhouette appeared normal.
Coelomic radiography revealed a widened cardiohepatic
waist with increased soft tissue opacity at the level of the hepatic silhouette.