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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 12, 2012
Check your ego at the door, and nine other pieces of advice for going into private practice.
January 12, 2012
Know what research you want to do, and nine other pieces of advice for going into academic practice.
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.
November 8, 2011
Anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left aortic sinus is a rare malformation, which is known to be associated with an increased risk of sudden death. This video shows the currently favored approach for anatomical repair by an unroofing procedure that results in relocation of the coronary artery into the appropriate aortic sinus.
October 24, 2011
Prior VATS lobectomy is a relative contraindication to ipsilateral repeat VATS lobectomy due to possible technical difficulties arising from adhesions and scarring, especially at the hilum. This video describes a VATS middle lobectomy in a 63 years old ex-smoker who had a previous VATS right lower lobectomy and pulmonary tuberculosis of the right upper lobe.
October 23, 2011
The video outlines the salient clinical features of esophageal leioyomyoma and their thoracoscopic management. The pertinent surgical steps are outlined to demonstrate the surgical technique that is involved in this operation and will help surgeons adopt thoracoscopic resection as standard in the management of this benign condition.