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Diaphragm

May 4, 2015
This video demonstrates a VATS repair of a symptomatic adult congenital right Bochdalek hernia and plication of the diaphragm.
January 10, 2015
This study investigated repair methods for large hiatal hernias randomized to suture only vs absorbable mesh vs nonabsorbable mesh.  The design was randomized, double blind.  At 12 mos the recurrence rate was 21%, with no difference among the groups.  Postoperative symptoms were different among the groups, but these differences were judged to be of s
October 16, 2014
In the last EACTS meeting celebrated in Milan, presented by A. Kerr nee Bradley and colleagues from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, are the first data in humans showing the improvement in chest wall motion in both operated and contralateral sides following diaphragmatic plication for unilateral paralysis.
December 11, 2013
This video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication. The patient had phrenic nerve paralysis of the left hemidiaphragm from an unknown cause. The patient had to give up his job due to shortness of breath and had a restrictive defect that was 30% worse in supine lung function testing.
July 19, 2012
The Novalung Interventional Lung Assist (iLA) device is a membrane ventilator that allows for oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange to occur by simple diffusion.
January 17, 2011
In 1932, the radiologist Henry Pancoast first described a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor (SST) as a carcinoma (of uncertain origin) developing in the apex of the chest.
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%.
August 30, 2010
Hemodynamically stable patients with an undiagnosed pericardial effusion are well suited for a thoracoscopic window. When pericardial, pleural, or pulmonary pathology co-exist and require diagnosis or therapy, a thoracoscopic approach is ideal.

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