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J Vet Med Sci. 2019 Apr 17. doi: 10.1292/jvms.17-0631. [Epub ahead of print]

Thoracoscopic pericardiectomy associated with fully implantable catheter via thoracoscopy in the management of mesothelioma in a bitch.

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1
Department of Small Animal Clinics, Center of Rural Science, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM).
2
Department of Animal Welfare, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN).
3
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Jesús Usón.

Abstract

Mesothelioma is a very aggressive malignant tumor with low survival rates that is often diagnosed belatedly. Pericardial effusion is a common consequence in cases of mesothelioma, with pericardiocentesis and pericardiectomy indicated; therefor thoracocentesis is necessary to drain the contents no longer retained in the pericardium. The present report describes a mesothelioma - carrying dog with a history of cardiac tamponade that underwent thoracoscopic pericardiectomy and, later, thoracoscopic implantation of a fully implantable catheter to function as a thoracic drain. In the consulted literature, there is no use of a fully implantable catheter for this purpose. The authors consider that there was an improvement in the quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

canine; thoracic neoplasia; thoracoscopy; vascular portal; videosurgery

PMID:
30996203
DOI:
10.1292/jvms.17-0631
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