Chapter 42. Thoracoscopy

Bas van Nimwegen, Jolle Kirpensteijn

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    There are limited descriptions of the use of thoracoscopy in cats for exploration, aspiration, and biopsy of intrathoracic tissues. Cats are included in general texts based mainly on canine and human literature, but specific procedural information is very sparse. Until recently however, the same was true for feline laparoscopic procedures (see Chapter 24), and there is no convincing reason not to assume that similar advantages of minimally invasive thoracic procedures apply to cats as they do to humans (including neonates of < 1 kg body weight) and dogs. This chapter covers the principles of thoracoscopy in cats and describes selected surgical procedures
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFeline Soft Tissue and General Surgery
    Subtitle of host publicationSection 6: Thorax
    PublisherElsevier Health
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7020-4336-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


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