Minimally Invasive Cancer Staging in the Thorax

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Video-assisted thoracic surgery provides a minimally invasive option for the assessment of intrathoracic metastatic disease and should have an emerging role in the staging of veterinary cancer patients. Experimental studies have documented the feasibility of this technique. Early work suggests that emerging techniques of pre- and intraoperative lymphography for sentinel lymph node mapping in combination with thoracoscopic lymph node biopsy have the potential to improve diagnosis and therapeutic recommendations in veterinary patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmall Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118845912
ISBN (Print)9781118845967
StatePublished - Nov 6 2015


  • Biopsy
  • Lymph node
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Lymphography
  • Near-infrared fluorescent imaging
  • Sentinel lymph node
  • Staging
  • Thoracoscopic
  • Thoracoscopy
  • VATS
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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