Thoracoscopy for treatment of cardiac hemangiosarcoma

“For patients with recurrent tamponade, short term treatment of the pericardial effusion is necessary through repeated pericardiocentesis or a pericardial window. With the introduction of thoracoscopy, we are now able to provide a long-term solution to eliminate recurrent tamponade with minimal postoperative morbidity.”

Minimally invasive thoracoscopy for a hemangiosarcoma dog with pericardial fluid build-up