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This video displays a RATS lobectomy in a totally adherent post-empyema pleura.
September 20, 2021
This video describes a totally robotic approach to a rare mediastinal presentation: an ectopic thyroid presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass with intimate contact with the innominate vein.
September 16, 2021
This article contains a video demonstrating the excision of an anterior mediastinal mass via a subxiphoid VATS technique on a pregnant female with a history of previous cardiac surgery via midline sternotomy. In this case, a subxiphoid approach was chosen to avoid the complications of redo sternotomy.
September 15, 2021
The authors demonstrate the use of a new energy device for right lower lobectomy.
September 13, 2021
The authors present a robotic left upper lobe sleeve lobectomy in a 20-year-old man with a typical carcinoid tumor.
September 9, 2021
This is a robotic right-sided thymectomy with some set up views from the outside for the Intuitive Xi.
September 1, 2021
This is an interesting video where Sven Seifert and his team in Chemitz, Germany, combined the CMR Versius system with their laser technology to perform what was reportedly the first CMR laser metastasectomy.
August 25, 2021
In this day and age, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is considered the gold standard for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Nowadays, VATS can also be applied to challenging surgical procedures, such as the plasty of the pulmonary artery to obtain an oncologically radical resection of the tumor, even after a previous surgery on the thorax.
August 23, 2021
This video demonstrates what the authors believe is the first UK use of the Enseal tissue sealer for right upper lobectomy.
August 18, 2021
This video reviews a pulmonary artery bleed that occurred during an attempted VATS lingula-sparing left upper lobectomy and discusses the authors experience with hemostatic agents for pulmonary artery bleeding, as well as lessons learned from this case.
August 16, 2021
In this case, we describe the VATS resection of enlarged, PET FDG positive, right cardiophrenic lymph nodes in a patient with previous breast cancer and mediastinal lymphoma, which had been treated by chemoradiotherapy.

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