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Anesthesia: in chest trauma

Contributor(s): Polly Taylor, Claire Waters

Introduction

Alternatives

  • A well administered general anesthetic with controlled ventilation is often safer than heavy sedation and local anesthesia.
  • The types of injury which could be dealt with under local anesthesia can often be postponed until the animal is able to cope with general anesthesia.

Preparation

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Requirements

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Procedure

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Maintenance

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Recovery

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Clarke K W (1977) Anesthesia for open chest surgery. J Small Anim Pract 18, 585-590. (An overview.) PubMed.
  • Berg R J & Orton E C (1986) Re intercostal nerve blocks. American Journal of Veterinary Research 47, 471 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Hall, L W and Taylor, P M (1994) Eds anesthesia of the Cat. London: Bailliere Tindall. pp152-153,268, 294-301. ISBN 0 7020 1665 9
  • Bedford, P G C (1919) Small Animal anesthesia, The Increased Risk Patient. London: Bailliere Tindall. p31-33, 53-71. ISBN 0 7020 1501 6.
  • Hall, L W (1982) Relaxant drugs in small animal anesthesia. In: Proceedings of the Association of Veterinary anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Supplement to10, 144-155.
  • Brouwer, G J (1989) Anesthesia for thoracic surgery. In: Manual of anesthesia for Small Animal Practice.Ed A D R Hilbery. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association. pp 95-99. ISBN 0 905214 09 9.


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