High-rise syndrome ou syndrome du chat parachutiste: études rétrospectives et comparatives de 204 cas

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Bruno Duhautois et al., « High-rise syndrome ou syndrome du chat parachutiste: études rétrospectives et comparatives de 204 cas », Bulletin de l'Académie Vétérinaire de France, ID : 10.4267/2042/48044


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High-rise syndrome : comparative and retrospective study of 204 cases. The high-rise syndrome (HRS) is used to describe traumatic injuries resulting from falls from a height greater than two stories. Apart from the shock, lesions most frequently include the triad of lung injury (contusion, pneumothorax), appendicular fractures and contusions of the head. The average mortality rate is 11% in cats. Unlike humans and dogs, cats are able to survive falls from heights greater than 6 stories, due to the effectiveness of their vestibular system and low body mass.

Le syndrome du chat parachutiste, ou high-rise syndrome (HRS), désigne les lésions dues à une chute de plus de deux étages. En dehors de l’état de choc, le bilan lésionnel se caractérise le plus fréquemment par la triade lésions pulmonaires (contusion, pneumothorax), fracture appendiculaire et contusions de la tête. Le taux de mortalité moyen est de 11% chez le chat. Contrairement à l’homme et au chien, l’efficacité de son appareil vestibulaire et sa faible masse corporelle permettent au chat de survivre à une chute de plus de six étages.

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