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Case Report


Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis

Keiko Kato, Takaharu Itami, Shidow Torisu, Toshikazu Sakai, Kazuto Yamashita.


Abstract
Background:
Gum elastic bougie (GEB) is an airway management device for patients who are difficult to intubate and their use has been reported in human medicine. However, to our knowledge, no reports in veterinary medicine have described oxygenation using GEB. We describe a case in which GEB was used to maintain oxygenation in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis.
Case Description:
A 10-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat was diagnosed with a laryngeal tumour with severe upper airway stenosis. During anaesthesia induction, normal laryngeal structure could not be confirmed; orotracheal intubation was difficult, resulting in a “cannot intubate, cannot oxygenate” status. The GEB was inserted, making it possible to oxygenate the cat until a permanent tracheostoma could be created, but hypoventilation was noted.
Conclusion:
Although gum elastic bougies are not useful for proper ventilation, they can be useful for temporary oxygenation in veterinary medicine when airway management is difficult.

Key words: Cat, Gum elastic bougie, Oxygenation, Tumour, Upper airway stenosis


 
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Kato K, Itami T, Torisu S, Sakai T, Yamashita K. Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Vet J. 2023; 13(1): 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12


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Kato K, Itami T, Torisu S, Sakai T, Yamashita K. Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=56656 [Access: February 13, 2024]. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12


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Kato K, Itami T, Torisu S, Sakai T, Yamashita K. Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Vet J. 2023; 13(1): 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



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Kato K, Itami T, Torisu S, Sakai T, Yamashita K. Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Vet J. (2023), [cited February 13, 2024]; 13(1): 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



Harvard Style

Kato, K., Itami, . T., Torisu, . S., Sakai, . T. & Yamashita, . K. (2023) Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Vet J, 13 (1), 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



Turabian Style

Kato, Keiko, Takaharu Itami, Shidow Torisu, Toshikazu Sakai, and Kazuto Yamashita. 2023. Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Veterinary Journal, 13 (1), 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



Chicago Style

Kato, Keiko, Takaharu Itami, Shidow Torisu, Toshikazu Sakai, and Kazuto Yamashita. "Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis." Open Veterinary Journal 13 (2023), 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kato, Keiko, Takaharu Itami, Shidow Torisu, Toshikazu Sakai, and Kazuto Yamashita. "Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis." Open Veterinary Journal 13.1 (2023), 114-118. Print. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kato, K., Itami, . T., Torisu, . S., Sakai, . T. & Yamashita, . K. (2023) Use of a gum elastic bougie in a cat with severe upper airway stenosis. Open Veterinary Journal, 13 (1), 114-118. doi:10.5455/OVJ.2023.v13.i1.12