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Thoracic Showcase: 6 Procedures and Techniques to Refine Your Practice

Thursday, June 23, 2022

It’s already halfway through the year, and surgeons across the globe have shared a huge amount of valuable cardiothoracic surgery expertise with the CTSNet community in the form of clinical and surgical videos. We’ve rounded up the six most popular videos in the thoracic specialty published so far this year.

Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!

If you have a great thoracic surgical technique or procedure to share, we invite you to submit it to CTSNet. We welcome year-round submissions of high-quality written and recorded content that fosters education and promotes improved patient care across the global CT community.

Check out our other specialty showcases of the most popular cardiac, vascular, and congenital content in the first half of 2022 as well.


1. Extended Resection for Thymoma Invading the Superior Vena Cava
Laura Simon, Olaf Mercier

When managing an extended resection for thymoma invading the superior vena cava and other essential structures, it is crucial to know all the steps and the order in which to perform them.


2. Preoperative Holographic Assessment of Pulmonary Anatomy
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari

This video shows a preoperative holographic assessment of pulmonary anatomy before a left upper lobectomy. This is a further step into artificial intelligence–aided surgery.


3. Right Main Bronchus Transection After Blunt Thoracic Trauma
Ivan Siu, Innes Wan, Randolph Wong

Tracheobronchial injury in people with blunt thoracic trauma is rare and associated with significant mortality. This video demonstrates a traumatic right main bronchus transection following blunt thoracic injury with successful primary repair.


4. Anastomotic Leak After Robotic Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy Treated with Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy
Dana Ferrari-Light, Oliver Chow, Benjamin Lee

With defect closure rates of more than 80 percent, endoluminal vacuum therapy is becoming an attractive option for endoscopists and surgeons.


5. Two-Port VATS Technique to Retrieve a Fractured Chemo Port Catheter from the Left Pulmonary Artery
Chang Tze Sen

This video demonstrates the successful removal of a fractured chemo port catheter that embolized into the left pulmonary artery, using a left video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach.


6. VATS Posterior Mediastinal Mass Excision: A Video Vignette
Sriniket Raghavan

Surgeons often look to make the smallest incision possible to facilitate faster postoperative recovery. This video shows how to make a smaller incision when performing a VATS excision of pleural mass excision.


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