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February 2, 2012
A robotic technique is described for first rib resection for Paget Schroetter Disease or “effort thrombosis” of the subclavian vein that allows for en bloc resection of the offending portion of the first rib while minimizing the risk of neurovascular injury.
January 18, 2012
The RV-PA conduit or Sano modification, has recently been reintroduced into the Norwood armamentarium. Many centers, however, have been experiencing conduit obstruction with the Sano. This video demonstrates a modification of the technique used for the RV-PA conduit that has reduced the incidence of conduit obstruction at our institution.
January 10, 2012
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video. The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
January 9, 2012
This is a novel usage of an ultrasonic bone scalpel in cardiothoracic surgery used to operate on what is normally one of the most difficult situations that we face, namely the pericardiectomy of a calcified pericardium.
January 4, 2012
This article describes how a HeartMate XVE left ventricular assist device may be exchanged for a HeartMate II axial-flow pump with low morbidity and mortality and without a full sternotomy.
January 3, 2012
Sir Magdi Yacoub, MD, is a leader in cardiac surgery. He is reputed to have performed more heart transplants than anyone else in the world. In this interview, Dr. Yacoub discusses the Ross procedure, Ross procedure clinical trials, and his trial results.
December 15, 2011
Breast implant complications after thoracic surgery are relatively rare. We present an unusual case of an intact implant migration into the pleural space after thoracoscopic surgery that was initially read as hemothorax on computed tomography of the chest.
December 15, 2011
Prof. Hans Pilegaard has developed a novel method for Nuss bar insertion using a short bar technique. Using this technique he has performed almost 1000 Nuss procedures. In this interview he describes his technique. Intraoperative video is included of Dr. Pilegaard performing the operation at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
December 12, 2011
The ability to completely drain the thoracic cavity, break up loculations of pleural fluid, completely visualize all aspects of the pleural space, and avoid the morbidity of a thoracotomy has made thoracoscopy attractive in the management of empyema and hemothorax.
December 5, 2011
Professor Craig Miller is a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University, and has earned many honors throughout his career. His clinical focus is on aortic surgery, valve repair and replacement, and surgery for aortic dissection. In this video, Dr. Miller discusses valve sparing root replacement.