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An overview of CTSNet's Guest Editor Series' over the past two years, including videos curated by Konstadinos Plestis, Marc Gerdish, Virginia Litle, Eduard Quintana, and Alan Sihoe.
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.
May 9, 2022
Professor Oh, current Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Director at St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases, University of Southern California in US presents a talk on the advances in robotic thoracic surgery.
May 3, 2022
Professor Pless, President of the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) and Head of Medical Oncology and Tumour Centre at Cantonal Hospital Winterthur in Switzerland, presents a talk on surgery for “unresectable” stage III lung cancer.
April 22, 2022
Dr. Atocha Romero, Director of Liquid Biopsy Laboratory in Medical Oncology Service at the Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro in Spain, presents a talk on the management of resectable stage III lung cancer.
April 13, 2022
An esophagectomy is the treatment for end-stage achalasia. The instrumentation and optics of the robotic platform in this video allowed for a minimally invasive direct and complete mobilization of the thoracic esophagus with relative ease.

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