Small animal laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
Small animal laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
2nd ed, 454 pages, 800 ill., John Wiley & Sons, February 2022
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The newly revised Second Edition of Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy is a rigorous update of the first book to provide comprehensive and current information about minimally invasive surgery in dogs and cats. With a focus on techniques in rigid endoscopy, the book also includes guidance on additional surgeries outside the abdomen and chest.  New chapters describe newly developed surgical techniques, while existing chapters have been thoroughly updated. 
The authors include detailed stepwise instructions for each procedure, including clinical photographs. Pre-operative considerations, patient positioning, portal placement, and postoperative care are also discussed, with key points of consideration outlined for each surgery.  
Purchasers of the book will also receive access to a companion website featuring video clips of the fundamental skills and surgical techniques described in the resource.  The book also offers:  
  • An introduction to laparoscopic suturing and knot tying with accompanying video tutorials
  • A thorough introduction to the equipment used in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic veterinary surgeries, including imaging equipment, surgical instrumentation, energy devices, and stapling equipment 
  • Clear explanations of foundational techniques in laparoscopy, including laparoscopic anesthesia, access techniques, contraindications, complications, and conversion 
  • Robust descriptions of fundamental techniques in thoracoscopy, including patient positioning, port placement, contraindications, complications, and conversion 
  • Discussions of a wide variety of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical procedures 
Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy is an essential reference for veterinary surgeons, veterinary internal medicine specialists and residents, and small animal general practitioners seeking a one-stop reference for minimally invasive surgery in dogs and cats. 

Foreword by Dr Todd Ponsky
About the Companion Website,
History of Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy, xiv
Section I: Laparoscopic Skills
1 Surgeons’ Skills Training,
Boel A. Fransson, Claude A. Ragle, Chiya Chen
2 Minimally Invasive Suturing Techniques,
Boel A. Fransson and Kyle W. Martin
Section II: Equipment
3 Imaging Equipment and Operating Room Setup,
Fausto Brandão and Christopher Chamness
4 Surgical Instrumentation
4.1 Surgical Instrumentation,
Elizabeth A. Swanson
4.2 Trocars and Cannulas,
Nicole J. Buote
4.3 Miscellaneous Surgical Instrumentation,
W. Alexander Fox-Alvarez and Penny Regier
5 Energy Devices and Stapling Equipment,
Sarah Marvel and Eric Monnet
6 Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Devices,
Christopher Thomson and Jeffrey J. Runge
Section III: Fundamental Techniques in Laparoscopy
7 Anesthesia Management of Dogs and Cats for Laparoscopy,
Marlis L. de Rezende and Khursheed Mama
8 Laparoscopic Access and the working space,
Erin Gibson, Boel A. Fransson and Gilles Dupre
9 Laparoscopic Contraindications, Complications, and Conversion,
Bart Van Goethem and Nikola Katic
Section IV: Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures
10 Diagnostic Laparoscopy of the Gastrointestinal Tract,
Penny J. Regier and J. Brad Case
11 Laparoscopic-Assisted Feeding Tube Placement, Gastrotomy, Enterotomy, and Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis
Penny J. Regier and J. Brad Case
12 Laparoscopic and Laparoscopic-Assisted Gastropexy Techniques,
Ingrid M. Balsa and Jeffrey J. Runge
13 Laparoscopic Treatment of Sliding Hiatal Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Philipp D. Mayhew, Stanley L. Marks. Rachel Pollard
14 Laparoscopic Splenectomy,
Stephanie L. Shaver and Ameet Singh
15 Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy, Resection, Ablation and Cholecystocentesis,
Ameet Singh, J. Brad Case
16 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,
Philipp D. Mayhew, Ameet Singh and Hiroo Kanai
17 Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy,
Philipp D. Mayhew, Felipe J. Lillo Araya, Jolle Kirpensteijn
18 Laparoscopic Surgery of the Pancreas,
Sebastiaan A. van Nimwegen, Floryne O. Buishand, , and Jolle Kirpensteijn
19 Laparoscopic Renal Biopsy,
Ingrid M. Balsa, Carrie Palm
20 Laparoscopic Ureteronephrectomy,
Philipp D. Mayhew and Ameet Singh
21 Transurethral Cystoscopy and Laparoscopic-assisted Cystotomy for Urolith Removal and Mass Resection
Val F. Scharf, Jeffrey J. Runge
22 Laparoscopic Ovariohysterectomy, Ovariectomy and Hysterectomy
Nicole J. Buote, Boel A. Fransson and Kyle W. Martin
23 Laparoscopic Castration and Sterilization Techniques of the Male Dog
Stephane Libermann, Kyle W. Martin and Boel A. Fransson
24 The Role of Laparoscopy in Cancer Staging,
Michele A. Steffey
25 Diaphragmatic and Inguinal Herniorrhaphy,
Mauricio Veloso Brun, Valery F. Scharf, Boel A. Fransson
Mauricio Veloso Brun and Lynetta Freeman
Section V: Fundamental Techniques in Thoracoscopy
27 Anesthesia for Thoracoscopy,
Peter J. Pascoe and Philipp D. Mayhew
28 Patient Positioning, Port Placement, and Access Techniques for Thoracoscopic Surgery,
Michelle L. Oblak and William T.N. Culp
29 Thoracoscopic anatomy, exploration and diagnostic thoracoscopy
Valery F. Scharf
30 Thoracoscopic Contraindications, Complications, and Conversion,
W. Alex Fox-Alvarez and J. Brad Case
Section VI: Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedures
31 Thoracoscopic and Thoracoscopic-assisted Lung Biopsy and Lung Lobectomy,
Eric Monnet and Jacqui Scott
32 Thoracoscopic Pericardial Window and Subtotal Pericardectomy in Dogs and Cats,
Gilles Dupre and J. Brad Case
33 Thoracoscopic Placement of Epicardial Pacemakers,
Stephane Libermann
34 Right Auricular Mass Resection,
Stephane Libermann, Eric Monnet and J. Brad Case
35 Minimally Invasive Treatment of Chylothorax,
Boel A. Fransson, Ameet Singh, Philipp D. Mayhew
36 Thoracoscopic Treatment of Vascular Ring Anomalies,
Eric Monnet and Ameet Singh
37 Thoracoscopic Mediastinal Mass Resection,
J. Brad Case, W. Alex Fox-Alvarez and William T.N. Culp
38 Minimally Invasive Cancer Staging in the Thorax,
Michele A. Steffey
Section VII: Surgery facilitated by Exoscopy
39. Exoscopy in Small Animal Surgery
Tina Owen and Gilles Dupre

Boel A. Fransson, DVM, PhD, DACVS, is Director of the United States’ first dedicated veterinary laparoscopic skills training laboratory and is Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, USA.
Philipp D. Mayhew, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVS, leads one of the country’s most scientifically productive teams in small animal minimally invasive surgery, and is Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of California-Davis in Davis, California, USA.

Item Code: CHIRU114
ISBN: 9781119666851
Weigth: 1500 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: General surgery
VAT: VAT Exempt