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Your daily dose of clinical tips and quips: Thoracic impalement.
“Direct your initial diagnostic evaluation of animals with thoracic impalement injuries at determining whether the foreign body entered the thoracic cavity, since this may influence case management including decisions about the location and timing of surgery.”
-Julia Zitz, DVM; Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC; Dominique Penninck, DVM, DVSc, DACVR; and John Berg, DVM, DACVS
From Managing dogs with thoracic impalement injuries: A review of nine cases