Friday, August 30, 2013

Pneumotorax espontâneo em 35 gatos / Spontaneous pneumothorax in 35 cats

Spontaneous pneumothorax in 35 cats (2001–2010)

  1. Erin T Mooney1,2
  2. Elizabeth A Rozanski1
  3. Ryan GP King1,2
  4. Claire R Sharp1
  1. 1Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
  2. 2Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties, Walpole, MA, USA
  1. Elizabeth Rozanski DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 200 Westborough Road, North Grafton, MA 02081, USA


Thirty-five cases of spontaneous pneumothorax were reviewed. In contrast to dogs, cats with an established etiology all had spontaneous pneumothorax associated with lung disease. Underlying diseases identified in affected cats included inflammatory airway disease, neoplasia, heartworm infection, pulmonary abscess and lungworm infection. Many cats were managed successfully with observation alone or needle thoracocentesis and specific therapy for their primary lung disease. Cats who present with spontaneous pneumothorax may be treated successfully with non-surgical therapies and appear to have a better prognosis than previously extrapolated from canine studies.
  • Accepted January 30, 2012.

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