Minimally invasive techniques have become the standard in human healthcare over recent years. The advantages of are considerable, and the techniques have become cost-effective in general veterinary practice. The manual details the features and use of both flexible and rigid endoscopic equipment. Basic diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are described and illustrated, with a few references to more advanced procedures. This highly practical book offers useful hints and tips, both in surgical technique and on purchase of instrumentation.
Table of contents
1 An introduction to endoscopy and endosurgery.
3 Flexible endoscopy: basic technique.
4 Flexible endoscopy: upper gastrointestinal tract.
5 Flexible endoscopy: lower gastrointestinal tract.
6 Flexible endoscopy: respiratory tract.
7 Rigid endoscopy and endosurgery: principles.
8 Rigid endoscopy: rhinoscopy.
9 Rigid endoscopy: otoendoscopy.
10 Rigid endoscopy: urethrocystoscopy and vaginoscopy.
11 Rigid endoscopy: laparoscopy.
12 Rigid endoscopy: thoracoscopy.
13 Rigid endoscopy: arthroscopy.
14 An introduction to laser endosurgery.