The most common indication for laparoscopy in the dog today is biopsy of the liver, kidney, pancreas or masses. Other diagnostic applications include evaluation of abdominal trauma, response to therapy, or abnormal radiographic findings. Laparoscopic surgery is also being performed currently, including ovariectomy, gastropexy, hernia repair and others.
The most common small animal laparoscope has a diameter of 5 mm. However, almost any size rigid telescope may be used for small animal laparoscopy, including the 2.7 mm Telescope.The same instrumentation can be used for thoracoscopy. Indications may include pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, mediastinal disease, abnormal radiographic findings, biopsies and others.
VLS-1 Veterinary Otoscope Set including: 0deg,5x300mm Laparoscope; Trocar; forceps