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The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic technique for diaphragmatic plication due to phrenic nerve paralysis.
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Upon Arrival
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Incision A midline sternotomy is generally employed A minimal approach using a lower ½ sternotomy may also be employed. Cardiopulmonary bypass
April 10, 2008
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection of the left upper lobe to a vertical vein is a rare congenital anomaly which can give rise to significant left-to-right cardiac shunting. We present the surgical technique employed in addressing this lesion through a left thoracotomy and include a video demonstration of the procedure.
April 8, 2008
Tissue sealing remains a requirement for advanced general thoracic procedures with the aims of improving hemostasis, diminishing lymphatic fluid production, and prevention of postoperative air leaks.  Different products have become available in recent years that include commercial biological glues, autologous glues made on-site, and biological fibrin-based products.
April 8, 2008
Pulmonary nodules and masses are common reasons for referring patients to the pulmonologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon for evaluation. The burgeoning use of chest computed tomography for screening, to rule out pulmonary embolism, and for other indications may lead to a significant increase in patients with newly discovered lesions.

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