Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy
Patient: 4 year old, male Shi Tzu
Annual Blood work showed elevated liver enzymes.
Consequently, biopsy of liver was necessary.
Rather than a surgical biopsy, the owner elected to do a minimally invasive laparoscopic biopsy.
This video shows 5mm of liver being taken.
The whiteish organ on the left is the gall bladder.
Results from biopsy: lymphoma
Patient was sent back to referring veterinarian for treatment.
The procedure with prep and recovery took less than 1 hour.