Emphysema subcutaneous associated pneumothorax for biting in dog - Case report
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: email@example.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 The subcutaneous emphysema and pneumothorax since no longer active, can be treated by conservative methods.