Emphysema subcutaneous associated pneumothorax for biting in dog - Case report

  • Mário dos Santos Filho
  • Daniel Carvalho Hainfellner
  • Diana do Amaral Mendonça
  • Mariana Braga Cavalcanti
  • Bruno Ricardo Soares Alberigi da Silva
  • Carolina do Valle Aben Athar
  • José Philippe Matieli Marinho
  • Jonimar Pereira Paiva
Keywords: Chest trauma, bandages, analgesia, dog

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Filho M.S., Hainfellner D.C., Mendonça D.A., Cavalcanti M.B., Silva B.R.S.A., Athar C.V.A., Marinho J.P.M. & Paiva J.P. [Emphysema subcutaneous associated pneumothorax for biting in dog - Case report.] Enfisema subcutâneo associado a pneumotórax por mordedura em cão - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária 38(Supl.2):183-185, 2016. Hospital Veterinário de Pequenos Animais, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Rodovia BR 465 Km 7, Campus Universitário, Bairro Zona Rural, Seropédica, RJ 23897-000, Brasil. E-mail: mariosantoscg@gmail.com The air leakage to the extra- cellular space can cause pneumothorax, and its continuity beyond the chest wall, the subcutaneous emphysema. Subcutaneous emphysema is a relatively uncommon complication in small animals, and when it occurs, is from invasive techniques, surgical procedures and in some cases of trauma. This report aims to describe a case of generalized subcutaneous emphysema and quick installation due to pneumothorax due to chest laceration by biting, where the approach is conservative and non-invasive medical treatment. The subcutaneous emphysema and pneumothorax since no longer active, can be treated by conservative methods.

Published
2016-11-01
How to Cite
Filho, M. dos S., Hainfellner, D. C., Mendonça, D. do A., Cavalcanti, M. B., da Silva, B. R. S. A., Athar, C. do V. A., Marinho, J. P. M., & Paiva, J. P. (2016). Emphysema subcutaneous associated pneumothorax for biting in dog - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 38(Supl.2), 183-185. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/186

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