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September 19, 2017
This article and accompanying narrated video describe the anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerves with the thoracic surgeon in mind. It aims at dissipating all taboo, myth, and fear around the nerve, encouraging initial surgical exposure as a first step towards safety. The article adds new definitions, new concepts, and new surgical steps to avoid iatrogenic injury.
September 18, 2017
The posterior segment of the right upper lobe lends itself to a straightforward anatomic resection. Understanding the anatomy is key, and the authors present two cases that illustrate a stepwise approach.
September 14, 2017
Samer Nashef of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK discusses the indications for and variation in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
September 13, 2017
A life-sized chest model with a lifelike texture was developed to simulate thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for right lower lobectomy was performed using the model.
September 12, 2017
Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel of allied health professionals discusses the new STS protocol for the management of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery.
September 11, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS right lower lobe lobectomy for adenocarcinoma, using advanced instrumentation to decrease the number of instruments used and to achieve the best exposure inside the chest.
September 7, 2017
Christopher Blauth of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, UK, gives a brief overview of results from a hybrid minimally invasive approach using the nContact/AtriCure device.
September 6, 2017
This 3D video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication.
September 5, 2017
Watch a step-by-step video demonstrating a midline sternotomy.
August 31, 2017
Rene Petersen of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark describes using VATS for difficult resections.