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Thoracic

January 20, 2020
In this video, the authors demonstrate the first rib resection technique by videothoracoscopy.
January 16, 2020
Two groups of Clinical Stage IA lung cancer patients were retrospectively investigated. Ninety-nine patients underwent complex segmentectomy, and 94 patients underwent location-adjusted lobectomy. The results of these two different strategies were compared.
January 16, 2020
Wasat Mansoor of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on the management of bronchial neuroendocrine tumors.
January 15, 2020
In this video, the authors demonstrate a minimally invasive robotic tracheobronchoplasty in a patient with significant tracheobronchomalacia with excessive dynamic airway compromise.
January 13, 2020
This video demonstrates a left VATS diaphragm plication using the ArtiSential® wristed instruments.
January 10, 2020
Declines in US annual lung cancer mortality rates of 5% for men and 4% for women led improvements in overall cancer mortality rates in the latest update from the American Cancer Society. This is likely linked to efforts at decreasing tobacco use, improved screening, and newer systemic therapies.
January 10, 2020
Benign-appearing lung nodules identified on screening CTs are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer diagnosis 4 to 8 and 8 to 11 years after the scan (RRs 1.9 and 1.6, respectively).
January 8, 2020
In this randomized trial including 330 pts with MPE, talc slurry and VATS talc insufflation under local anesthesia had similar failure rates (24% vs 22%) at 90 days.
January 3, 2020
Using the NCDB, the authors evaluated outcomes for patients with T4a esophageal adenocarcinoma. Receipt of surgery, compared to definitive chemoradiotherapy, offered a significant benefit to overall survival (HR 0.26).  
January 2, 2020
CTSNet Editor-in-Chief Mark Ferguson presents his choices for the most interesting CTSNet content of 2019.

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