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CTSNet’s Most Popular Articles in October 2023

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

October was a superstar month for surgical content, including versatile congenital techniques, a minimally invasive mitral valve repair, and hybrid aortic arch treatment. Articles published this month also included interviews with technique experts and important CT surgery news items.

1. Nikaidoh Procedure for TGA, VSD, and PS in a Child
By Shyamadeep Borgohain

The most popular surgical video in October showed the surgical team using the Nikaidoh procedure to manage a complex congenital case involving transposition of the great arteries, a ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis.

2. Redo Reinforced Ross: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Kareem Bedeir

Videos demonstrating the Ross procedure are some of the most valuable on CTSNet, and this step-by-step example is no exception. This video demonstrates a redo Ross procedure in a patient with a history of aortic valve replacement and reconstruction of her aortomitral fibrosa and anterior leaflet of the mitral valve due to endocarditis.

3. Minimally Invasive Bentall Procedure via Right Lateral Transaxillary Access
By Ali Taghizadeh-Waghefi, Asen Petrov, Manuel Wilbring, Klaus Matschke, Utz Kappert

Next up, this video demonstrates the authors’ minimally invasive, one-access technique for a procedure that has traditionally been approached with a full sternotomy.

4. Simplifying Aortic Arch Surgery: An Interview with Stephen Spindel
By Stephen Spindel, Joel Dunning

Dr. Stephen Spindel, creator of September’s top video and one of CTSNet’s most popular videos so far this year, spoke with CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning about streamlining aortic hemiarch replacement for a simple and effective approach.

5. JANS: Survival Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients—A Contemporary Trial Benchmark

In the most popular JANS article in October, researchers used the STS database to create a benchmark for the use of TAVR for aortic stenosis treatment in low-risk patients. The results revealed that the survival rate following SAVR remains excellent, and this data can be used in further trials comparing SAVR and TAVR.

6. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery
By Tuba Sert

This video demonstrates how minimally invasive mitral valve repair can be a good alternative to sternotomy for patients who do not need a full valve replacement. The author uses a combination of triangular resection, commissuroplasty, and annuloplasty to complete the repair.

7. JANS: Robotic-Assisted Lung Transplantation—First in Man

The first robotic-assisted lung transplantation proved to be big news this month. The authors describe their perioperative planning, intraoperative details, and the course of the patient following the historic transplantation.

8. JANS: Ross Procedure Versus Repair for Treatment of a Unicuspid Aortic Valve in Adults

Another popular JANS article compared the Ross procedure with valve repair for unicuspid aortic valve patients. The results were comparable, but the authors found that freedom from reintervention at ten years was better in patients who had undergone the Ross procedure.

9. Hybrid Aortic Arch Treatment
By António Tomás, Pedro Coelho, Jose Fragata

The final clinical video on the list demonstrates a hybrid procedure that combines artery debranching and an ascending aortic arch replacement with TEVAR to safely treat aortic arch pathology in high-risk patients.

10. New Guidelines for the Management of GGOs: An Interview with the Co-Chairs
By Giuseppe Cardillo, Rene Petersen, Joel Dunning

Last but certainly not least, watch CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning interview the co-chairs of the new guidelines on managing an increasingly common type of lung cancer at the EACTS annual meeting. They summarize the new guidelines, discuss their implications for lung cancer surgery, and more.


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