This study is designed to evaluate whether instilling some of a patient’s own blood (termed a “blood patch”) in the chest cavity will hasten healing of small tears in the lung that result from vehicular trauma. These tears can cause air to leak into the chest cavity, causing pneumothorax, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Pneumothorax from trauma severe enough to require a chest tube.
Dogs managed with surgery.
Free blood patch and monitoring.
Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski
Phone: (508)839-5395, ext. 8-4745