Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Management and Prognosis

Top Companion Anim Med. 2021 Nov:45:100582. doi: 10.1016/j.tcam.2021.100582. Epub 2021 Sep 10.


This review article will review treatment and prognosis of spontaneous pneumothorax in dogs and cats. The advantages of surgical and medical management in dogs and cats, as well as current treatment practices, including autologous blood pleurodesis and small-bore chest tubes, will be discussed.

Keywords: blebs; bullae; pleurodesis; spontaneous pneumothorax; thoracostomy tubes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Cat Diseases* / therapy
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Dog Diseases* / therapy
  • Dogs
  • Pneumothorax* / diagnosis
  • Pneumothorax* / therapy
  • Pneumothorax* / veterinary
  • Prognosis