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Thoracoscopic resection of right auricular masses in dogs: 9 cases (2003-2011).
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PMID:  23276102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective-To determine the feasibility of thoracoscopic resection of masses located on the right auricle in dogs. Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-Dogs (n = 9) with a mass on the right auricle. Procedures-Hospital records from 2003 to 2011 were reviewed. Only dogs that underwent thoracoscopic resection of a mass on the right auricle were selected. Data collected included history, clinicopathologic findings, surgical technique, and outcome. Results-All dogs with pericardial effusion were examined by means of echocardiography. Cardiac masses on the right auricle were identified in 5 dogs. Eight dogs had clinical signs of cardiac tamponade and right-sided heart failure. All dogs underwent thoracoscopic resection of a mass on the right atrium. Eight hemangiosarcomas and 1 pyogranulomatous lesion were resected. One dog with a mass located at the base of the right auricle died during surgery. No postoperative complications were noted. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance-Right auricular masses were successfully removed in 8 dogs. Masses close to the base of the right atrial appendage may not be amenable to resection with thoracoscopy. Resection of small masses at the tip of the right auricular appendage can be performed thoracoscopically.
Stéphane Ployart; Stéphane Libermann; Ivan Doran; Eric Bomassi; Eric Monnet
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  242     ISSN:  1943-569X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Plasmide, Référés chirurgicaux, 76130 Mont Saint Aignan, France.
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