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March 23, 2023
Lung transplantation in COVID-19 patients with end-stage lung disease has proven to improve quality of life and be a viable treatment option. This study confirmed that by comparing a group of COVID-associated transplant patients with a group of patients needing transplants for other reasons.
March 23, 2023
This study set out to analyze the shifting surgical approach and outcomes in esophagectomy using The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Surgery Database. The authors found that over the past decade, the dominant approach has changed to be overwhelmingly minimally invasive.
March 23, 2023
Thoracic oncology patients are a high-risk group for venous thromboembolism (VTE). The ESTS and AATS panel reviewed the evidence using the GRADE approach and made twenty-four recommendations for VTE prophylaxis, focusing on pharmacological and mechanical methods.
March 23, 2023
This video presents a sixty-seven-year-old man diagnosed in with pulmonary adenocarcinoma and submitted to right pneumonectomy and complicated with bronchopleural fistula and managed through thoracostomy, closed both by intrathoracic transposition of the omentum and total thoracoplasty.
March 16, 2023
This multicenter retrospective study aimed to compare the outcomes of uniportal robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (U-RATS) with multiportal robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (M-RATS).
March 16, 2023
A surgical team at Northwestern Medicine has successfully performed two double lung transplants in patients with stage 4 lung cancer. Their method evolved from treatment of COVID-19 patients who needed double lung transplants.
March 16, 2023
Although they are not as common as other thoracic procedures, esophageal procedures are important for every thoracic surgeon to have in their library of knowledge. These five videos demonstrate different techniques for esophagectomy, hiatal hernia repair, and more.
March 15, 2023
This video demonstrates a hybrid robotic assisted right upper lobectomy with en bloc chest wall resection for a Pancoast tumor.
March 13, 2023
This video demonstrates the removal of an anterior mediastinal mass, which was confirmed as an ectopic parathyroid adenoma, via a robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
March 10, 2023
After pioneering the development of minimally invasive lung transplant surgery, a team at Cedars-Sinai hospital has now performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant. This technique allows for a shorter recovery time for the patient and better visualization and precision for the surgeons.