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It’s already halfway through the year, and surgeons across the globe have shared a huge amount of valuable cardiothoracic surgery expertise with the CTSNet community in the form of clinical and sur
June 21, 2022
Joel Dunning’s initial impressions on uniportal thoracic robotic surgery.
June 16, 2022
In the latest episode of Brompton Grand Rounds, Marc de Perrot, MD, MSc, FRSCS, a professor at the University of Toronto and faculty of medicine for the Department of Surgery and Immunology in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, UHN, discusses SMART protocol for mesothelioma.
June 14, 2022
This video presents a uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery left lower posterobasal anatomic segmentectomy S10. The segmentectomy uses the inferior approach, which is less difficult technically because it avoids the fissure dissection of the bronchovascular elements. When the fissure is incomplete, this inferior approach is the best approach.
June 8, 2022
This video and text describe the utility and technique of a totally robotic-assisted pulmonary resection with concomitant left atrial appendage ligation.
June 6, 2022
This is a video of thoracic surgeon Joel Dunning’s dream operating room. He was able to bring an intraoperative CT scanner called the Cios-Spin into his robotic theater so he can mark nodules himself prior to robotic resection.
May 31, 2022
A forty-seven-year-old woman presented multiple times with a reoccurring bronchopleural fistula and post-pneumonectomy multi-drug resistant empyema. In challenging cases like this, a multidisciplinary approach between thoracic and plastic surgery is imperative.
May 24, 2022
The CTSNet Resident Video Competition continues to be a highlight for the cardiothoracic surgery online community. CTSNet is excited to announce the winner of the 2021 competition, Dr. Julia Coughlin.
May 23, 2022
Professor Martin, Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine faculty and the UVA Cancer Center, and Interim Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia in US presents "Robotic Surgery - Lymph Node Dissection".
May 23, 2022
Sternal dehiscence without mediastinitis is a rare and relatively benign complication after cardiac surgery. However, it may cause severe discomfort for a patient. Traditional approaches include the Robicsek technique and its modifications. In this video the authors present less invasive approach for chronic partial sternal separation using titanium implants.
May 19, 2022
This video shows a robotic en bloc resection of right upper lobe, lower lobe superior segment, and parts of the middle lobe for multiple instances of cancer in the right lung with incomplete fissure.

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