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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2001 Jul;31(4):729-59, ix.

Video-assisted thoracoscopy.

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United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.

Abstract

Thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive operative endoscopic procedure designed for visual inspection of the thoracic cavity. The use of small, highly maneuverable, rigid telescopes allows visualization beyond what is possible by standard operative techniques. The use of a small video camera attached to a standard rigid telescope allows the operator and assistants to view a simultaneous, enlarged, and clear image. This article focuses on the basic diagnostic and surgical techniques used in veterinary video-assisted thoracoscopy.

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