This video demonstrates the drainage of a postesophagectomy subcarinal collection via mediastinoscopy for a patient in whom percutaneous drainage was unsuccessful.
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August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
July 25, 2019
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Vaibhav Gupta speaks with Gail Darling of the University of Toronto, Canada, about esophageal surgery as well as esophageal cancer research and thoracic surgery training.
April 26, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Uruguay’s fight against tobacco and Phillip Morris was highlighted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, and one physician shares her thoughts.
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Resection of a Large Esophageal Diverticulum With Esophageal Myotomy
December 19, 2018
The authors present a surgical video of a right VATS esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy, along with advice for carrying out this procedure.
October 26, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Earl Bakken, Medtronic co-founder and inventor of the pacemaker, has died at age 94.
October 25, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lisa Brown of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, USA, moderates a discussion on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
October 1, 2018
Shanda Blackmon discusses the various types of paraesophageal hernias and the ways in which patients present, proposes a management algorithm, and demonstrates how she performs repairs.
September 26, 2018
This single institution summary of treatment of failed stenting for esophageal perforation included 26 patients over an eight year period. Management included primary closure, esophagectomy, and observation. The overall prognosis was very good, supporting the use of stents as initial therapy for esophageal perforation in appropriate patients.
May 24, 2018
Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the STSA, this video demonstrates a minimally invasive technique to plicate, narrow, and straighten the esophagus.