A state-of-the-art reference for all aspects of thoracic surgery in dogs and cats
Written by two of the foremost experts in this area of surgery, Small Animal Thoracic Surgery encompasses both basic and advanced thoracic surgery for dogs and cats. It provides a host of well-illustrated techniques for thoracic surgery, including classic open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, thoracoscopy, and image-guided hybrid surgery. This comprehensive and detailed book will help improve outcomes of thoracic cavity operations in small animal patients.
Small Animal Thoracic Surgery provides the most current and complete information available on this challenging area of surgery. The book offers guidance for treating the many disorders that can affect the canine and feline thoracic cavity, including pleural effusions, pneumothorax, hernias, heart disease, and more.
Small Animal Thoracic Surgery:
Presents step-by-step descriptions of thoracic surgeries ranging from basic to advanced
Features high-quality illustrations that depict key steps for each procedure
Covers emerging minimally-invasive procedures, including thoracoscopy
Offers up-to-date information for surgical treatment of ailments of the heart and lungs
Provides video clips of procedures on a companion website
An invaluable reference for veterinary surgeons, Small Animal Thoracic Surgery is also an ideal aid for general practitioners who perform some of the basic procedures in their clinics.
The authors E. Christopher Orton, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, is a Professor of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ECVS, is a Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Preface ix About the CompanionWebsite xi Section I General Principles 1 1 Cardiopulmonary Function 3 E. Christopher Orton 2 Cardiopulmonary Monitoring and Supportive Care 15 E. Christopher Orton 3 Instrumentation 25 E. Christopher Orton Section II Thoracic Approaches 31 4 Thoracotomy 33 E. Christopher Orton 5 Sternotomy 39 E. Christopher Orton 6 Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery 43 Eric Monnet and E. Christopher Orton Section III ThoracicWall and Pleural Space 57 7 Thoracostomy and Pleural Drainage 59 Eric Monnet 8 ThoracicWall 65 Eric Monnet 9 Pleural Effusions 77 Eric Monnet 10 Pneumothorax 89 Eric Monnet Section IV General Thoracic Surgery 95 11 Thymoma and MediastinalMasses 97 Eric Monnet 12 Esophagus 101 E. Christopher Orton 13 Vascular Ring Anomalies 111 Eric Monnet 14 Trachea 119 Eric Monnet 15 Lung 129 Eric Monnet 16 Diaphragm 139 E. Christopher Orton SectionV Cardiac Surgery 147 17 Pericardium 149 Eric Monnet and E. Christopher Orton 18 Strategies for Cardiac Surgery 159 E. Christopher Orton 19 Patent Ductus Arteriosus 177 E. Christopher Orton 20 Pulmonary and Aortic Valves 183 E. Christopher Orton 21 Tricuspid andMitral Valves 197 E. Christopher Orton 22 Congenital Septal Defects 211 E. Christopher Orton 23 Cor Triatriatum and Double-Chambered Right Ventricle 225 E. Christopher Orton 24 Cardiac Neoplasia 231 E. Christopher Orton 25 Epicardial Pacemaker Implantation 237 Eric Monnet Index 245