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Thoracic Portal

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A diverse group of surgeons share their unique and inspiring stories regarding what motivated them to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery.
January 18, 2017
Walter Klepetko of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, gives a detailed talk on the options available for complex airway resections in a variety of conditions.
January 16, 2017
This video will take a learner through the necessary steps to create a 3D model. The process of image acquisition, DICOM import, segmentation, modeling, creation of the STL file, and actual printing is reviewed.
January 10, 2017
This video describes the technique for a VATS-assisted chest wall resection and reconstruction of a large chest wall mass with intrathoracic extension in a healthy 26-year-old male. Management principles of chest wall tumors are reviewed.
January 9, 2017
In this video, the authors show the the McKeown esophagectomy technique utilized for patients with mid and distal esophageal cancers.
January 4, 2017
This video demonstrates a fissureless VATS resection of the posterior segment of the right upper lobe.
December 21, 2016
This video presents a VATS treatment of an 86-year-old woman who suffered a diaphragmatic laceration after a car accident.
December 15, 2016
Paul Van Schil of the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium, discusses the evidence for pulmonary metastasectomy and methods for improving local control.
December 14, 2016
This video describes the steps taken to access a bronchogenic cyst through the diaphragm, and how to repair the diaphragm afterwards.
December 12, 2016
This video shows a microsurgical approach to the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
December 8, 2016
This essay is a historical review of the development of pulmonary lobectomy.

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