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DOGS DIAGNOSED WITH PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX

Principal Investigator

Valery Scharf

Description

NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is evaluating the feasibility of thoracoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) for the identification and localization of pulmonary bullae associated with spontaneous pneumothorax. The current approach to this disease is open surgical exploration via a median sternotomy; by demonstrating the ability of thoracoscopy to identify pulmonary bullae, we hope to be able to offer a minimally invasive way to treat spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs.

Testing Requirements

None

Enrollment Start

02/01/2020

Enrollment Finish

08/31/2022

Eligibility

Dogs diagnosed with primary spontaneous pneumothorax

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Contact

Dr. Valery Scharf: vfscharf@ncsu.edu