Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59243
Martin Jurado, O; Mosing, M; Bettschart-Wolfensberger, R (2011). Anaesthetic management of a 1-month old puppy undergoing lateral thoracotomy for vascular ring anomaly correction. Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, 2011(536064):6pp.
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A 1-month-old male flat-coated retriever was anaesthetized for correction of oesophageal constriction caused by a vascular ring anomaly. Anaesthesia was uneventfully induced with intravenous fentanyl, diazepam, and propofol and maintained with isoflurane in oxygen and air. An intercostal block with bupivacaine and lidocaine was performed, and additional analgesia with an infusion of fentanyl was provided. Fluid therapy consisted in 5% glucose in lactated Ringer’s solution and hetastarch 6%, which proved adequate to maintain normoglycemia and normovolemia. A lateral thoracotomy was performed, and the ligamentum arteriosum was ligated. Intraoperatively, heart rate (HR) varied between 120 and 180 beats min−1 without accompanying changes in blood pressure. No arrhythmias were observed or bleeding occurred. The dog recovered uneventfully. Postoperative analgesia consisted in fentanyl infusion adjusted to the patient's requirement and metamizol. This paper describes for the first time the use of balanced anaesthesia and multimodal analgesia in a paediatric dog undergoing thoracotomy.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2012 13:16|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2014 16:22|
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