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lesions, especially if a celiotomy is being performed for concurrent abdominal pathology. 1 , 4 If a neoplasm affects the thoracic wall, a rib resection can be performed to excise the mass. 5 , 6 Regardless of surgical approach, thoracostomy tubes are

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thoracentesis, intermittent evacuation via a thoracostomy tube, or application of continuous suction within the pleural space. The recommended applied pressure for continuous suction systems is −3.68 to −18.39 mm Hg (−5 to −25 cm H 2 O). 2,3,7 Although there

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Thoracostomy tubes are commonly used to withdraw pleural air or fluid from dogs for diagnostic testing or therapeutic purposes. Some indications include pneumothorax, hemothorax, pyothorax, pleural transudate, and chylothorax as well as

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Thoracostomy tube placement is indicated for the management of severe pleural effusion that necessitates repeated pleural drainage and for the treatment of pneumothorax if air continues to accumulate despite evacuation of the thoracic cavity via

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

into the abdomen. The remaining thoracic organs did not appear to have any gross pathological changes. The thoracic cavity was filled with saline (0.9% NaCl) solution, and no air leakage was detected from the lung lobectomy sites. A thoracostomy tube h

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separated into 3 treatment groups: those treated with thoracocentesis (noninvasive group), those treated with a thoracostomy tube or tubes (invasive group) with (n = 22) or without (4) pleural lavage, and those treated with surgical debridement (surgical

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thoracostomy tube was surgically placed through the seventh intercostal space, and a lateral radiographic view was obtained to confirm correct placement. During the following 5 days, the dog was hospitalized and remained stable, with minimal volumes of air

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air removed with thoracocentesis; placement of thoracostomy tubes; clinical management of the case; and patient outcome. Feline records and cases with incomplete medical records were excluded. The feeding tubes were placed in all institutions using

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

. The thorax was closed routinely with an interrupted appositional suture pattern and absorbable monofilament suture material. An indwelling thoracostomy tube was placed and secured by means of a Chinese finger trap suture. Figure 1— Intraoperative

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abnormal constricting bands. A 12F thoracostomy tube h was then placed in each dog prior to recovery. Complications Intraoperative complications were categorized as minor or major complications. Minor complications were defined as complications

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