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Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy in the dog: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20579032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The benefits and application of thoracoscopy with selective ventilation, as an adjunct to thoracotomy, in facilitating pleural exploration and lung lobectomy in two dogs are presented. Similar thoracoscopic-assisted procedures are commonly used in human patients because there is better exposure and they are technically less demanding than thoracoscopy alone, while causing less postoperative morbidity than conventional thoracotomy. There are no previous reports of thoracoscopic-assisted surgery in the veterinary literature. In the cases described, thoracoscopic-assisted mini-thoracotomy was an effective, minimally-invasive approach for ipsilateral hemithorax exploration and lung lobectomy.
M A Laksito; B A Chambers; G D Yates
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1751-0813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee 3030, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / surgery,  veterinary*
Dog Diseases / surgery*
Lung Neoplasms / surgery,  veterinary*
Pneumonectomy / methods,  veterinary*
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted / veterinary*
Treatment Outcome

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