Exploration And Tissue Biopsy

Just like the abdomen, the use of thoracoscopy allows us to explore the thoracic cavity for biopsy of various organs, lymph nodes or abnormal tissues e.g. tumors. This allows us to obtain a histologic diagnosis without the need for an open thoracic procedure and is especially useful in certain cases e.g. a case in which an owner may not choose to proceed with surgical removal of a mass given a certain diagnosis.