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Meeting Presentations

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Peter Licht of Odense University Hospital, Denmark, discusses the increasing use of the VATS approach in general thoracic surgery, and considers potential future developments.
April 17, 2017
The authors present a case in which they performed a left upper lobectomy and sleeve resection of the left pulmonary artery and extended resection of the thoracic aortic wall after the placement of an endoluminal prosthesis (TEVAR).
April 13, 2017
Thierry Carrel of University Hospital Bern, Switzerland, discusses outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery, and explores the possible contraindications of minimally invasive approaches.
April 6, 2017
Pala Rajesh of Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK, argues that VATS sympathectomy is a useful procedure that contains clinical value for patients with thoracic sympathetic blockade.
March 29, 2017
Steven Livesey of Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK, discusses the anatomy of Barlow's mitral valve and the options for correction.
March 24, 2017
Paul Van Schil of Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium argues that surgery offers the best outcome for patients with mesothelioma.
March 21, 2017
The authors show how to perform a total correction of Tetralogy of Fallot with anomaly and pulmonary stenosis in 27-day-old male patient.
March 16, 2017
Robert Rintoul of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, reviews the outcomes of major mesothelioma trials, and argues that all mesothelioma surgery is currently palliative.
March 13, 2017
This video illustrates robotic repair of mitral commissural endocarditis using a novel “bridging patch” technique.
March 9, 2017
Mattia Glauber of Instituto Clinico Sant Amgrogio, Milan, Italy, argues in favor of the right anterior mini-thoracotomy approach for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
March 1, 2017
John Pepper of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, argues that there is not yet the evidence to support the superiority of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement over a full sternotomy approach.

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