Thoracoscopic lung biopsies in heaves-affected horses using a bipolar tissue sealing system.

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OBJECTIVE To validate the use of the LigaSure™ Vessel Sealing System (LVSS) to perform thoracoscopic lung tissue biopsies in heaves-affected horses. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. ANIMALS Heaves-affected horses (n=12). METHODS Lung biopsies (n=34) were collected with the LVSS (2-4 biopsies/horse) in horses with and without clinical signs of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2010.00720.x

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