Thoracotomy in the horse

Authors

  • Raquel Yvonne Arantes Baccarin Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • José de Alvarenga Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000600002

Keywords:

Thoracotomy, Thoracic surgery, Equine

Abstract

Six healthy equine were used to evaluate surgical technique of thoracotomy; surgical access to the right hemithorax was assured by anesthesia with mechanical controlled ventilation. The technique employed resulted in intense and diffuse bleeding throughout the muscular layers and provided easy approach to elevate the periosteum of the rib to be partially excised. After undoing of the negative thoracic pressure, pulmonary expansion was adequate, as assessed by visual examination. The bone endings provided good support and stability to the muscular sutures, and the suture material was of enough strength to support different degrees of tension. The technique allowed surgical procedures to be carried out in the horse’s cranial and accessory pulmonary lobes as well as satisfactory exploration of the right pleural cavity. The suture methods employed were efficient and no signs of respiratory distress or pneumothorax were observed.

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Published

1999-01-01

How to Cite

Baccarin, R. Y. A., & Alvarenga, J. de. (1999). Thoracotomy in the horse. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 36(6), 290-295. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95961999000600002

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VETERINARY MEDICINE

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