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The authors present the first report of a GelPOINT Alexis® wound retractor used for carbon dioxide-aided pulmonary VATS bilobectomy.
August 2, 2011
The present a case of a 55 year old male with known mitral valve insufficiency. By transesophageal echo the patient was found to have a ruptured chordae on the P2 segment of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. He underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair via right thoracotomy.
August 1, 2011
This video shows newer techniques of aortic valve repair: commissural annuloplasty; central plication for prolapse; leaflet pericardial augmentation; and ultrasonic calcium debridement. Five cases are shown, over the spectrum of valve pathologies. Greater use of aortic valve repair seems indicated.
August 1, 2011
The video describes a left Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) upper lobectomy in an 18-month old child with infected congenital cystic adenamatoid malformation (CCAM).
June 22, 2011
This new video demonstrates a valve sparing aortic root replacement procedure using a reimplantation technique in the setting of bicuspid aortic valve.
May 11, 2011
In this video the authors' demonstrate the bicameral technique of repairing a ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm arising from the right coronary sinus and opening into the right atrium.
March 14, 2011
Side-graft right axillary artery cannulation with a lateral anterior approach through the deltoid-pectoral groove, as shown in the video, is an easy technique to establish arterial inflow for cardio-pulmonary bypass in the treatment of type-A aortic dissections and aortic arch aneurysms.
March 10, 2011
Systematic nodal dissection is increasingly becoming an integral part of VATS lobectomy for early lung cancer. This video gives details demonstrating the author's technique of en-bloc mediastinal nodal dissection, which is a modification of the original Naruke technique.
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS.  The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
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.
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.

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