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The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
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
Editor's Note
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.
November 1, 2010
Healing complications after cardiac surgery such as dehiscence, osteomyelitis, mediastinitis, and superficial wound infection may occur. This video shows a new and potentially superior method of sternal closure with thermoreactive NITINOL clips that provide semirigid fixation.
October 25, 2010
Management of Thymoma  
October 3, 2010
Attitudes regarding surgeon performance and operating room environment  

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