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Chest Wall

May 31, 2019
In this narrated video, Choe and Park present the case of a 56-year old woman with T3N0M0 lung cancer, who underwent robotic lobectomy with concomitant chest wall resection.
April 12, 2019
The authors describe a 22-year-old carpenter who presented two hours after a nail gun injury to the manubrium sterni without hemodynamic compromise.
April 1, 2019
This video demonstrates the technical aspects of clot removal and control of hemorrhage using robot-assisted evacuation of the left hemothorax following an attempted left subclavian line insertion and redo heart port tricuspid valve replacement through a right minithoracotomy.
August 13, 2018
A brief readable commentary on the Robiscek technique on the occasion of a meta-analysis of an expensive alternative.
May 7, 2018
This video demonstrates a transmanubrial approach to resect a subclavicular recurrence of breast cancer after multimodal treatment.
March 27, 2018
This video demonstrates the closure of a median sternotomy using stainless steel wires.
March 1, 2018
The authors present a thorough expert consensus review on the prevention—preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative—and the postoperative management of sternal wound infections.  The authors conclude with a guideline with class recommendations and levels of evidence. This article should be in every cardiac surgeon's armamentarium.
February 28, 2018
The authors retrospectively examined the mid-term outcomes in 34 patients who required stabilization of the sternum with the Synthes Titanium Sternal Fixation System for either established sternal dehiscence or  high risk for sternal dehiscence.  Reported outcomes (at a median follow-up period of 1.4 years) were as follows:
February 22, 2018
Konstantinos Papagiannopoulos of the St James University Hospital in Leeds, UK, reviews prostheses and adjuncts for chest wall reconstruction.
February 18, 2018
An interesting article describing the interface between medical 3D printing and art.  It briefly outlines current and future applications, and it also describes constraints to the use of this technology.

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