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CTSNet is excited to announce that “McKeown Esophagectomy” by Caitlin Harrington has won first place in the 2016 Resident Video Competition.
April 27, 2017
Gonzalo Varela of Salamanca University Hospital, Spain, reviews the evidence for the operative fixation of traumatic rib fractures.
April 26, 2017
The authors present the case of a 20-year-old woman who underwent uniportal VATS for treatment of a large hydatid cyst.
April 24, 2017
The thoracic outlet is an anatomically challenging location for thoracic surgeons due to the bony obstructions and the compact anatomy of great vessels and nerves. The authors demonstrate their technique for the resection of a schwannoma on the thoracic outlet.
April 20, 2017
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 19, 2017
This video shows a robotic lingulectomy and lymphadenectomy in a 62-year-old non-smoker with a history of Dukes' B colorectal adenocarcinoma.
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 14, 2017
Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting, a panel discusses how #ILookLikeASurgeon can be used to change public perceptions of who can be a surgeon and inspire future generations to pursue a career in surgery.
April 12, 2017
This video demonstrates how VATS can be utilized for rib resection.
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.
April 4, 2017
Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a chest tube, whether on the floor or in the operating room.

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