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Chest Wall

January 24, 2017
This video demonstrates a sternal resection followed by reconstruction with a titanium mesh for a local recurrence of breast cancer.
January 10, 2017
This video describes the technique for a VATS-assisted chest wall resection and reconstruction of a large chest wall mass with intrathoracic extension in a healthy 26-year-old male. Management principles of chest wall tumors are reviewed.
November 21, 2016
This video demonstrates a VATS procedure performed on a 16-year-old male who had been stabbed in the right lower chest.
November 15, 2016
This editor hastes to submit to JANS this manuscript on the 5 year follow -up of the ART trial. It is guaranteed to be widely cited, probably hotly debated and certainly a disappointment to many of us!
September 14, 2016
This video shows a unique case of concurrent pectus excavatum repair and ascending aortic root replacement.
August 29, 2016
The authors investigated an intercostal nerve protection technique compared to standard surgical management of the intercostal space during thoracotomy in a randomized trial.  The nerve protection technique resulted in significantly less pain at 1 day, 1 month and 6 months.  At 1 month and 6 months both spirometry and 6 min walk distance were signifi
August 8, 2016
A bona fide new technique applied in a handful of low-risk deep sternal wound infections. It will be interesting to see the follow-up and perhaps some cardiothoracic surgical input to the efforts of the esteemed plastic surgical colleague who is the sole author.
August 3, 2016
Gaetano Rocco of the National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy, provides an overview of the surgical techniques and materials used for reconstruction after chest wall resection.
August 2, 2016
This video highlights the general approach to both complete and partial sternal cleft repair in pediatric patients.
April 8, 2016
This video provides an introduction to an online course designed to accelerate surgical skill acquisition prior to on-site surgical simulation workshops in developing countries.