Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Laparoscopy

Contributor(s): Eric Monnet, Rosa Ragni

Introduction

  • New surgical technique used to perform several routine surgical procedures in small animals.

Uses

Advantages

  • Less soft tissue trauma.
  • Faster recovery.
  • Less pain.
  • Better surgical technique.

Disadvantages

  • Requires new equipment.
  • Requires special training.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Depending on condition treated as for a laparotomy.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Monnet E, Twedt D C (2003) Laparoscopy. Veterinary Clinics of North America 33 (5), 1147-1163 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Monnet E, Lhermette P, Sobel D (2008)Rigid Endoscopy: laparoscopy.In:Canine and Feline Endoscopy and Endosurgery, Lhermette P, Sobel D (Ed), BSAVA, Gloucester, pp158-174.


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