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BECK, Carlos Afonso de Castro et al. Thoracoscopic techniques in diaphragmatic hernias: experimental study in dogs. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2004, vol.34, n.6, pp. 1857-1863. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782004000600029.
The most common type of diaphragmatic hernia in dogs and cats is the traumatic one.As an anatomic alteration surgery is the elected treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate videothoracoscopic surgery in the diagnostic and treatment of diaphragmatic hernia in eight dogs. In the first phase of the study diaphragmatic hernias were performed in the dogs through laparoscopic access. One week later the dogs were summited to a thoracoscopic surgery to make diagnostic and surgical correction. Thoracoscopic access showed to be efficient for identification of the defects and visceral displacements and for the surgical treatment.
Keywords : videothoracoscopic; diaphragmatic hernia; dog.