Use of continuous positive airway pressure in the acute management of laryngeal paralysis in a cat

K. Ticehurst, S. Zaki, Geraldine B Hunt, C. MacPherson, H. Nicholson

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Abstract

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been is used widely in humans to manage obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, but it has not been widely used in animals. A brachycephalic cat, with previously undiagnosed laryngeal paralysis, that developed acute upper respiratory tract obstruction on recovery from anaesthesia, is presented. The condition was managed by CPAP, delivered via a facial mask.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cat
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Upper airway obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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