Journal article

Anaesthesia and ventilation strategy in a horse undergoing pulmonectomy

SH Bauquier, S Dusavage, B Driessen

EQUINE VETERINARY EDUCATION | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

A 7-year-old, 430 kg Standardbred gelding was presented to the hospital with severe bilateral purulent pleuropneumonia requiring partial pulmonectomy. Prior to surgery the trachea was intubated through a tracheotomy site using a customised tube (10 mm internal diameter)-in-tube (26 mm internal diameter) endotracheal tube, similar to a bronchial blocker tube in design. The left lung was selectively mechanically ventilated. Thoracotomy was performed and a major lung abscess and surrounding lung tissue were resected. Arterial PO2 and PCO2 remained 79-305 and 43-72 mmHg, respectively, and haemodynamic variables within a range acceptable for general anaesthesia in the horse. A 5 month follow-up r..

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