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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
September 27, 2010
September 19, 2010
Ivor Lewis esophagectomy is occasionally required in patients who have previously undergone gastric surgery. A technique is described to salvage a gastric conduit by preserving the left gastric pedicle during esophagectomy.
Dacron Patch Aortoplasty for Descending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer
September 1, 2010
A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
August 30, 2010
A 42-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of worsening shortness of breath and respiratory distress. His home oxygen requirement was 2 liters by nasal canula, and he has had multiple prior hospital admissions for respiratory failure.
August 30, 2010
Pericardial cysts are an uncommon benign congenital anomaly in the middle mediastinum. They represent 6% of mediastinal masses, and 33% of mediastinal cysts. Other cysts in the mediastinum are bronchogenic – 34%, enteric – 12%, thymic and others – 21%.