Perioperative and Anesthetic Management of Complete Tracheal Rupture in One Dog and One Cat.

Morath, Ute; Gendron, Karine; Vizcaíno Revés, Núria; Adami, Chiara (2015). Perioperative and Anesthetic Management of Complete Tracheal Rupture in One Dog and One Cat. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 51(1), pp. 36-42. American Animal Hospital Association 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6022

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ABSTRACT The authors describe two animals (one dog and one cat) that were presented with severe respiratory distress after trauma. Computerized tomographic imaging under general anesthesia revealed, in both cases, complete tracheal transection. Hypoxic episodes during anesthesia were relieved by keeping the endotracheal tube (ETT) positioned in the cranial part of the transected trachea and by allowing spontaneous breathing. Surgical preparation was performed quickly, and patients were kept in a sternal position to improve ventilation and oxygenation, and were only turned into dorsal recumbency shortly before surgical incision. A sterile ETT was guided into the distal part of the transected trachea by the surgeon, at which point mechanical ventilation was started. Both animals were successfully discharged from hospital a few days after surgery. Rapid and well-coordinated teamwork seemed to contribute to the good outcome. Precise planning and communication between anesthetists, surgeons, and technicians, as well as a quick course of action prior to correct ETT positioning helped to overcome critical phases.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Morath, Ute; Gendron, Karine; Vizcaíno Revés, Núria and Adami, Chiara

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0587-2871

Publisher:

American Animal Hospital Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Helene Rohrbach Rüegsegger

Date Deposited:

17 Dec 2014 15:44

Last Modified:

18 Feb 2015 12:42

Publisher DOI:

10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6022

PubMed ID:

25415210

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60847

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60847

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