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Thoracic Techniques

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The authors describe their technique for an S1+2 segmentectomy, discussing the anatomical landmarks and variations that are key in this procedure.
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
April 4, 2017
Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a chest tube, whether on the floor or in the operating room.
December 8, 2016
This essay is a historical review of the development of pulmonary lobectomy.
March 1, 2016
This video demonstrates a robot-assisted lingulectomy performed for the surgical management of early stage lung cancer.
October 28, 2015
The authors demonstrate a laparoscopic diaphragmatic plication for paralysis or eventration.
September 10, 2015
This article presents a detailed summary of the diagnosis, staging, and surgical management of early stage thymic malignancies.
April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.
March 18, 2015
This expert technique offers a step-by-step description of a thoracoscopic left apical trisegmentectomy.
February 18, 2015
Lymphangiomas, because of their underlying inherent properties—benign and fluid filled—make them ideal for a minimally invasive approach, in particular when involving the chest wall. However, there is limited experience with the use of these techniques in the management of these complex lesions.
November 16, 2014
This expert technique offers a step-by-step approach to right upper lobectomies through a full thoracoscopic posterior approach.

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