The authors present a novel technique in which argon plasma energy (APE) is utilized to perform meticulous decortication, while preserving the lung parenchyma.
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The Application of the Plasmajet Surgical System for Thoracic Empyema Decortication - A Novel Technique
October 19, 2015
September 23, 2015
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy for persistent hemoptysis from a left upper lobe PAVM, despite multiple embolizations.
August 5, 2015
This video demonstrates a robotic left middle lobectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis.
July 20, 2015
This video demonstrates a VATS resection of extralobar sequestration in an asymptomatic patient.
April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.
Bronchoscopic transparenchymal nodule access (BTPNA): first in human trial of a novel procedure for sampling solitary pulmonary nodules
March 16, 2015
With the increase in solitary pulmonary nodule identification anticipated with increased CT screening, the authors devised a novel method of bronchoscopically biopsying nodules not adjacent to airways. Using endoscopic instruments, a transparenchymal tunnel was created between a bronchial entry point to the nodule, and biopsies were obtained. The p
March 1, 2015
The increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB) in some countries is alarming. When few therapeutic options remain, old procedures need to be re-evaluated based on evidence, specially, surgery.
February 2, 2015
This video shows a segmentectomy for a lobulated pulmonary mass in the posterior and lateral segments of the left lower lobe.
December 18, 2014
This randomized trial in New Zealand assigned smokers who wished to quit to either nicotrine replacement therapy or cytisine therapy.
December 6, 2014
A hot topic at the recent meeting of the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) was the implementation of LungRADS, a scoring system for categorizing lesions on CT, to be utilitized as part of CT screening for lung cancer. Scans are assigned to one of 5 categories, ranging from incomplete to 4A (suspicious, follow-up or further testing warrant