Over 30% of lung resection patients in the STS Database had prior exposure to opioid use. They experienced longer length of postoperative stay, more frequent visits to the ED, and a higher incidence of readmission within 90 days. Athough there is growing interest in standardized enhanced recovery pathways after lung resection, this challenging subs
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June 10, 2021
January 27, 2021
An open-access detailed editorial from the official periodical of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
When Things Go Wrong in Thoracic Surgery: A Middle Lobectomy With Bleeding That Required Cardiopulmonary Bypass to Address
July 17, 2019
This is a video of a middle lobectomy, but the surgeon got into considerable bleeding difficulty that required the whole team to work together to get the patient onto cardiopulmonary bypass.
Two-Port GelPOINT Carbon Dioxide-Aided Right VATS Lower Bilobectomy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
October 17, 2018
The authors present the first report of a GelPOINT Alexis® wound retractor used for carbon dioxide-aided pulmonary VATS bilobectomy.
July 19, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Ft Lauderdale, FL, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in London, UK, interviews Raja Flores of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA, about surgical treatment for mesothelioma and lung cancer.
June 18, 2018
The author reviews the evaluation, staging, and thought process of disease management for a patient with oligometastatic lung cancer, focusing on the VATS right middle lobe technique, a review of the literature, and current therapeutic options.
June 7, 2018
G. Alexander Patterson of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, discusses oncologic outcomes after VATS resections.
March 5, 2018
This video demonstrates a left lower lobectomy performed to address severe bronchiectasis.
Ribcage Kinematics During Exercise Justifies Thoracoscopic Versus Postero-Lateral Thoracotomy Lobectomy Prompt Recovery
December 5, 2017
LoMauro and colleagues measured tidal volume and ribcage expansion during rest and exercise to evaluate functional recovery after minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) preserved these kinematic measures better than posterolateral thoracotomy, and the advantage was observed over two postoperative months.
November 8, 2017
Uniportal VATS and uniportal lobectomy have been developed over the last few years as valuable tools in modern thoracic surgery.