Reducing the risk of anaesthetic complications in patients with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
Saturday, March 1, 2014
This article highlights the main complications that can occur when anaesthetising dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) and provides clinical techniques to reduce instances of complications. Complications include obstruction of the upper airway, difficult tracheal intubation and risk of hypoxia. Some BOAS patients are also at risk of regurgitation and aspiration of gastric fluid.
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