Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Thoracoscopic pericardiectomy associated with fully implantable catheter via thoracoscopy in the management of mesothelioma in a bitch
Hellen Fialho HARTMANNMarília Teresa DE OLIVEIRAJoão Pedro Scussel FERANTIGabriela Pesamosca CORADINIStephanie Lanzarini ABATIBibiana Zoppas PIEREZANVanessa Zanchi SARTURIMarcella Teixeira LINHARESÁlvaro José Chávez SILVAFrancisco Miguel Sanchez MARGALLOAnne Santos DO AMARALMaurício Veloso BRUN
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Mesothelioma is a very aggressive malignant tumor with low survival rates that is often diagnosed belatedly. Pericardial effusion is a common consequence in cases of mesothelioma, with pericardiocentesis and pericardiectomy indicated; therefor thoracocentesis is necessary to drain the contents no longer retained in the pericardium. The present report describes a mesothelioma – carrying dog with a history of cardiac tamponade that underwent thoracoscopic pericardiectomy and, later, thoracoscopic implantation of a fully implantable catheter to function as a thoracic drain. In the consulted literature, there is no use of a fully implantable catheter for this purpose. The authors consider that there was an improvement in the quality of life.

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