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Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California-Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Vet. Sci. 2019, 6(1), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci6010033
Received: 17 January 2019 / Revised: 7 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 March 2019 / Published: 20 March 2019
Surgical management of neoplastic disease is common in veterinary medicine. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained widespread acceptance by veterinary surgeons and is experiencing rapid growth and frequency of use. Many neoplastic diseases in the abdomen and thorax of dogs and cats can be treated as effectively with MIS as with traditional open surgery. Additionally, MIS allows for less invasive options for organ biopsy in cancer patients either for initial diagnosis or for staging to inform prognosis and treatment. Despite the recent increase in MIS, additional research is required to further characterize the benefits to oncology patients and to ensure that surgical oncologic principles and patient outcomes are not compromised by the use of MIS. View Full-Text
Keywords: Surgical oncology; neoplasia; minimally invasive surgery; staging; thoracoscopy; laparoscopy Surgical oncology; neoplasia; minimally invasive surgery; staging; thoracoscopy; laparoscopy
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Balsa, I.M.; Culp, W.T.N. Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer in Dogs and Cats. Vet. Sci. 2019, 6, 33.

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