The latest edition of the critically acclaimed Small Animal Endoscopy presents informative, practical, and up-to-date guidance on endoscopic indications, instrumentation, patient preparation, and techniques. Todd R. Tams and Clarence A. Rawlings, the foremost experts in veterinary endoscopy, provide the novice as well as the advanced practitioner with the information needed to deliver the safest, high-quality endoscopic services for small animals, including avian and exotics. Chapters are organized consistently and lavishly illustrated to help you easily find and understand key concepts and procedures. This edition includes a companion website with expert demonstrations of techniques and examples of patient discharge instructions for veterinarians to give to clients.
New to this edition
Expanded content on the use of rigid endoscopy helps you perform the most current minimally invasive surgical procedures.
A new coeditor, Dr. Clarence Rawlings, shares his expertise in rigid endoscopy for diagnostic and surgical procedures and his extensive knowledge of endosurgery.
Consistent chapter organization includes sections on indications, instrumentation, patient preparation, and restraint, in addition to details of the procedures themselves.
Over 1,000 color images depict normal and abnormal anatomical features, as well as numerous tables and diagrammatic representations.
Required or recommended instrumentation
Instructions on how to care for, clean, and store endoscopic instruments
Pre-endoscopic procedures, including patient preparation, equipment set-up, and positioning of personnel
Instructions on how to correctly hold and manipulate both flexible and rigid endoscopes
Post-endoscopic procedures, including patient recovery and proper submission of tissue samples
Information on how to incorporate flexible and rigid endoscopy into a veterinary practice using specific marketing skills and appropriate personnel training
A bonus website takes understanding to the next level with videos of:
- Cystoscope placement technique, normal cystoscopy, and calculi removal
- How to perform a normal examination
- 12 different clinical endoscopic procedures, including intraoperative uretheroscopy, laparoscopic-assisted cystoscopy, laser correction of an ectopic ureter, and more
- Many patient cases are showcased, with each case presenting a patient’s complaint, diagnostic studies used for assessment, the endoscopic procedure enlisted, surgical treatment, and case follow-up. The benefits of using endoscopy are discussed in each case.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Flexible Endoscopy
Endoscopic Instrumentation and Documentation for Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Instrumentation, Handling Technique, Training, and Implementation in Practice
Enteroscopic Examination of the Small Intestine
Endoscopic Removal of Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies
Endoscopic Biopsy Specimen Collection and Histopathologic Considerations
Endoscopic Placement of Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy Tubes
Laryngoscopy and Tracheobronchoscopy of the Dog and Cat
Part II: Rigid Endoscopy
Stapling and Energy Devices for Endoscopic Surgery
Application of Laser Energy with Endoscopic Visualization
Endoscopic Knot Tying and Suturing
Psychomotor Training and Virtual Reality
Vaginoscopy and Transcervical Catheterization in the Bitch
Marketing Endoscopic Services in the Clinic
New Technologies on the Horizon
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