inducing with 5% iso delivered through a mask fitted to a Midwest
professional snake restraint tube, the cobra was successfully intubated
and maintained during surgery on 2.5% to 3% isoflourane.
cuffed endotracheal tube was used with slow and minimal inflation to avoid
damaging the rigid airway. Soft plastic tubing and cloth tape was used
to help hold the endotracheal tube in place.
was injected as an additional local anesthetic. When the abscess was opened,
we found necrotic tissue and extensive cellulitis. Aggressive debriedment
A large amount of nonviable tissue was dissected away from the healthy
muscle wall and preserved for cytology.
sure that all the nonviable tissue was removed was a job requiring a good
eye and steady hands. Magnification headgear can be very helpful.
is closed after debriedment, and the stitches are tacked to the muscle
wall for better retention.
drainage catheter is left in the wound for 72 hours, to be removed with
his next dose of Ceftazidime.
hours later, the drainage catheter is removed and the wound appears to
be healing well.
looking eosinophils and bacterial chains showed up on the cytology smear.