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The author details tips and trips to help practicing surgeons complete a minimally invasive esophagectomy.
January 5, 2010
This video describes a new technique for removing or sampling lymph nodes from the superior mediastinum through a left thoracotomy, without the arch mobilisation and the ductus division, on patients with left sided hilar primary lung cancer.  This novel technique helps to detect the occult mediastinal disease.
November 18, 2009
November 4, 2009
This video demonstrates the technical aspects involved in a reoperative approach to the aortic root, ascending aorta and aortic arch. Cannulation strategies, pump management and valve/conduit choices are highlighted.
October 25, 2009
This video reviews techniques of artificial chordal replacement (ACR) as a component of complex mitral repair. A brief summary of ACR history is given, as well as basic techniques of ACR placement and length adjustment. Several cases then are presented, and operative videos are correlated with pre- and post-operative transesophageal echocardiograms.
October 6, 2009
Patient Selection
October 6, 2009
Ligation of the thoracic duct is indicated in any patient with a traumatic or iatrogenic chylothorax who has not responded to a brief trial of conservative management such as a low-fat diet, medium-chain triglycerides, total parenteral nutrition, and/or octreotide.
September 28, 2009
Double aortic arch is the most common of the complete vascular rings, causing tracheo-esophageal compression. This is a case report of a double aortic arch with balanced aortic arches, presenting with extrinsic tracheobronchial obstruction.

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