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This is a moderated discussion of the COVID-19 experience in South Korea during the winter of 2019-2020.
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS.  The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
January 17, 2011
In 1932, the radiologist Henry Pancoast first described a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor (SST) as a carcinoma (of uncertain origin) developing in the apex of the chest.
January 10, 2011
Type IV paraesophageal hernia can be a complicated problem which may be managed from various surgical approaches.  This video describes the technical aspects of a laparascopic approach and the necessity of adhering to the surgical principles required for a successful repair.
January 3, 2011
VATS Lobectomy Training and Instruction  
January 2, 2011
A number of prosthetic materials, including GORE-TEX® and Marlex Mesh sandwiched with methylmethacrylate cement, have been described to restore the rigid chest wall contour. We discuss the role of a new rigid system for chest-wall reconstruction, consisting in moldable titanium bars and rib clips used in combination with a biological patch.
December 6, 2010
This article describes the different techniques of pericardial reconstruction after partial pericardiectomy in thoracic surgery. Emphasis is put on reconstruction using synthetic meshes.
November 8, 2010
This video demonstrates the technical details of videothoracoscopic parietal pleurectomy and decortication for tuberculosis empyema in a 24-year old male patient suffering from dyspnea.
October 25, 2010
Management of Thymoma  
October 3, 2010
Attitudes regarding surgeon performance and operating room environment  

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