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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".
Minimally Invasive Sternal Reconstruction for Chronic Partial Sternal Separation After Cardiac Surgery
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.
May 18, 2022
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive thymomectomy for a large Type AB thymoma in a fifty-six-year-old patient without myasthenia gravis.
May 17, 2022
Redo sternotomy in pediatric cardiac surgery can be made less risky by putting the patient on peripheral bypass using iliac vessels which allow for bigger sized cannulae than femoral vessels, and it is technically simpler. This video gives a visual example of how to do this.
May 16, 2022
The sternum is an important component of the axial skeleton. This video shows a patient who underwent sternal resection and reconstruction for sternal chondrosarcoma using a triple mesh technique.
May 13, 2022
Dr. Dunning, associate editor of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, CTSNet associate editor, and editor of a new edition of the annals of cardiothoracic surgery on mediastinal surgery presents "Wristed Instruments - Lymph Node Dissection".
May 11, 2022
This video displays a modified Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy technique that minimizes postoperative leak and eradicates stricture.
May 10, 2022
In this case study, the authors demonstrate the "Y" incision and rectangular patch technique to enlarge the aortic annulus by four valve sizes and implant a size 27 Top Hat mechanical valve, as well as discuss tips and pitfalls.