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The authors present a useful resource in the management of pulmonary sequestration, with consideration given to advancements in robotic technology.
March 2, 2016
Friedrich Mohr of the Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, discusses his 18 years of experience performing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
February 16, 2016
This video is a step-by-step guide for aortic valve replacement using a porcine stentless bioprosthesis via a modified subcoronary implantation technique.
February 10, 2016
The video shows the explantation of a Corevalve through a minimally invasive inferior ministernotomy approach.
January 13, 2016
This video demonstrates the technical strategy for the resection of a complex posterior mediastinal cyst.
July 30, 2015
Joel Dunning moderates a discussion on the subxiphoid approach in cardiac and general thoracic surgery with Mark Levinson, Chia Chaun Liu, and Takashi Suda.
July 1, 2015
This video presents a single-port VATS right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy for a stage I carcinoid tumor in a 52-year-old patient. Sleeve lobectomy is a challenging and complex procedure. Typical carcinoids occluding the right upper lobe bronchus present an ideal opportunity for sleeve upper lobectomy due to their indolent nature and excellent oncologic outcomes.
June 24, 2015
This clinical case describes the successful treatment of severe aortic stenosis in a patient whose aortic anatomy precluded the traditional TAo approach. A 10mm Dacron graft was anastomosed end-to-side to provide adequate distance between the aortic annulus and the sheath insertion site.
June 1, 2015
This video shows an aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe aortic stenosis through a minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach. The postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was discharged on post-operative day six.
May 14, 2015
Patrick Perier of the Herz und Gefass Klinik in Bad Neustadt, Germany, discusses the evolution and current practice of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in Europe.
May 6, 2015
Mattia Glauber of the Istituto Clinico Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, Italy, discusses the use of central cannulation in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

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