March 26, 2015
In this video, an expert panel discusses the use of ECMO in the treatment of adult pulmonary failure. Marcus Williams presents the case history of a 42-year-old patient who was placed on ECMO after an acute lung injury.
March 25, 2015
This video demonstrates a vascular and bronchial procedure with a left hemiclamshell approach.
March 24, 2015
Pieter Kappetein moderates a lively conversation on cardiothoracic surgery training throughout the world. Walter Gomes, Jose Pomar, Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, and Stephen Yang share perspectives on CT training in South America, Europe, and the United States.
March 13, 2015
Worldwide, lung cancer is a leading cause of death. Minimally invasive resection of small pulmonary nodules is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. The smaller the nodule, the better the long-term outlook for the patient, but the more difficult the resection. An efficient solution can be found in intra-operative 3D imaging and guided navigation.
March 9, 2015
This video demonstrates how to create a subxiphoid port for use in wedge resection, lobectomy, or segmentectomy for lung cancer.
February 24, 2015
This video shows a VATS resection of a mediastinal mass through a single vertical incision.
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.
February 16, 2015
This video shows a very rare vascular injury occurring during VATS left upper lobectomy, and its repair. The case suggests some of the limitations of VATS procedures.
February 9, 2015
Shanda Blackmon, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares a snapshot of what life is like as a general thoracic surgeon.
February 4, 2015
Recorded via Google Hangouts, this roundtable discussion focuses on the impact of “human factors” in cardiothoracic surgery. Joel Dunning moderates the discussion with Tara Bartley, Arie Blitz, and Jill Ley.
February 2, 2015
This video shows a segmentectomy for a lobulated pulmonary mass in the posterior and lateral segments of the left lower lobe.