Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Psittacine Bird: A Case Report

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Published: 2023-02-10

Page: 5-9


Iftekher Ibna Mustafa Tanjim

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Mohammed Mynul Hasan

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Md. Ariful Islam

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Urbi Anika Islam

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Zannatul Mawa

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Md. Rasel Prank

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

Md. Shohel Al Faruk *

Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Background and Aim: Subcutaneous emphysema is an uncommon disorder that involves trapped air under the skin. This most frequently happens in the skin covering the chest, neck, and abdomen. On occasion, though, it can be brought on by a serious accident, an injury, or an infection. It is a condition often causing mild symptoms, but sometimes it can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Case Representation: A 17-month-old parrot had been admitted to the hospital with the symptoms of a swollen abdomen, anorexia, and coughing. Based on the clinical history and physical examination, the diagnosis was made. The problem was treated with a single needle puncture and supportive treatment. On that day, the bird was released, and until it was extricated, there was continuous contact with the owners.

Discussion: Subcutaneous emphysema, a relatively uncommon occurrence in Bangladesh, can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma, infection, and fractures. It can be confirmed by radiography or by removing the gas from the enlarged area. This condition can be treated with paracentesis and supportive care, with or without the use of antibiotics.

Conclusion: The study’s main goal is an exploration of subcutaneous emphysema that was corrected via paracentesis with supportive treatment.

Keywords: Subcutaneous emphysema, gas, paracentesis, treatment


How to Cite

Tanjim, I. I. M., Hasan, M. M., Islam, M. A., Islam, U. A., Mawa, Z., Prank, M. R., & Faruk, M. S. A. (2023). Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Psittacine Bird: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 5(1), 5–9. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIMS/article/view/3384

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