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Thoracic

June 17, 2024
This video demonstrates a robotic assisted lobectomy for an endobronchial tumor and subsequent bronchial closure with two continuous absorbable barbed loop sutures.
June 14, 2024
Prof. Blasberg, a thoracic surgeon at Yale University Hospital, emphasized the importance of longitudinal studies to gain nuanced insight on high-risk patients.
June 13, 2024
This editorial summarizes the landscape that led to the founding of the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Group in 2017, in an era when, due to various oncology group reorganizations, a need developed for a focused committee to conduct thoracic surgery oncology-based clinical trials. The group has expanded over the years to include 32 hospitals.
June 13, 2024
In this trial of 337 patients undergoing open or thoracoscopic lung resection randomized to postoperative chest drain removal based on a standard threshold of 200 mL/24 hours or 5 mL/kg/24 hours, there were no differences in pleural effusion, dyspnea, or time to chest drain removal; however, the weight-adjusted threshold was associated with earlier h
June 11, 2024
At the 2024 ESTS Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Editor in Chief Joel Dunning interviewed some of the most knowledgeable thoracic surgeons from around the world to highlight the fascinating work they are doing. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.
June 10, 2024
The authors demonstrate pulmonary arterial branch reconstruction via median sternotomy in a twenty-year-old patient who underwent previous transcatheter multiple stents and balloon dilation of her pulmonary arteries but had persistent suprasystemic right ventricular pressure.
June 7, 2024
This week on The Beat, Editor in Chief Joel Dunning interviews Prof. Dawn Jaroszewski. They discuss the latest techniques in pectus excavatum surgery and Prof. Jaroszewski’s recommendations for safe pectus guidelines. She goes on to demonstrate some of her techniques on a chest cavity simulator.
June 6, 2024
In a new monthly podcast for trainees, host Dr. Alice Copperwheat speaks with Prof. Joel Dunning about patient positioning, thoracic incision location and technique, and opening and closing techniques, covering the basics of thoracic surgery.
June 6, 2024
This video demonstrates a novel robotic diaphragm plication procedure using the Versius robotic surgical system.

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