DOGS DIAGNOSED WITH PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX
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.
Dogs diagnosed with primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Dr. Valery Scharf: email@example.com