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Expert Techniques

October 6, 2020
The authors discuss their use of bilateral pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps based on the thoraco-acromial pedicle to manage sternal wound dehiscence in 42 patients from 2003 – 2019.
August 5, 2020
The authors demonstrate a technique to manage the complex aortic pathology with coronary artery disease following percutaneous thoracic endovascular arterial repair in Ishimaru's zone 2, 3, and 4 in a complicated type B aortic dissection.
July 15, 2020
In this video, the authors present the clinical case of a 67-year-old woman with an oncological history of endometrial stromal sarcoma treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy who underwent several pulmonary metastasectomies in practically all the pulmonary lobes during the last eight years.
March 17, 2020
The authors present a minimally invasive approach to surgical pulmonary embolectomy through a left anterior minithoracotomy using peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass that they have found to be safe and reproducible for surgeons around the world.
May 1, 2019
The authors discuss a technique of aortic root remodeling without handling of coronaries ostia and a special technique for the posterior aortic wall anastomosis that avoids risk of hidden leak and false aneurysm.
April 23, 2019
This video demonstrates the right subclavian artery cut-down technique for implantation of an Impella® 5.0 as a short-term mechanical circulatory support device for the left heart.
February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
January 29, 2019
In this video, the authors present a triple coronary endarterectomy in a 68-year-old patient with severe coronary artery disease using a closed-traction technique.
January 28, 2019
The authors describe the surgical resection of a chest wall dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and reconstruction using deltopectoral fasciocutaneous flaps.
January 21, 2019
The authors present a uniportal VATS anatomic right basal segmentectomy performed for the treatment of a 2.5 cm diffuse ground glass opacity adenocarcinoma in the right basal segments, which was found during chronic asthma follow-up.

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