Use of capnometry to determine the aetiology of persistent pneumothorax following thoracic drain placement in two dogs: Diagnosing pneumothorax using capnometry

Rob Ward*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Thoracic drains are commonly placed in both human and veterinary medicine to treat conditions such as pleural effusion or pneumothorax (Valtolina & Adamantos 2009), and to facilitate chest drainage post-operatively (Tattersall & Welsh 2006; Moores et al. 2007). When there is a failure to achieve intrathoracic negative pressure with a persistent pneumothorax it can be difficult to diagnose the source of the air. The air could originate from damaged lung parenchyma or result from incomplete surgical closure leading to the entrainment of air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-382
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Volume50
Issue number4
Early online date27 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

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