Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a chest tube, whether on the floor or in the operating room.
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April 4, 2017
February 28, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal left upper lobe lobectomy with a partial pleurectomy.
VATS Clipping of Thoracic Duct After Posterolateral Thoracotomy with Upper Lobectomy and Lymphadenectomy
February 24, 2016
This video shows an extended lower lobectomy via left rethoracotomy for a recurrent tumor in the left lower lobe, and right-sided VATS clipping of the thoracic duct.
Functional Impact of a Minor Thoracic Injury: An Investigation of Age, Delayed Hemothorax, and Rib Fracture Effects
November 11, 2015
A prospective evaluation of patients suffering minor thoracic injuries was performed to assess functional impact at 90 days. One-third had at least 1 rib fracture and 12% had a delayed hemothorax. 23% had severe or moderate disabilities at 90 days, which was more common among those with more severe injuries. Outcomes were unrelated to age.
November 9, 2015
This video demonstrates the use of VATS to remove shrapnel from a patient's pleural cavity.
November 4, 2015
Alper Toker of Istanbul University Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey, delivers a talk on the surgical options for treating pleural sepsis.
The Application of the Plasmajet Surgical System for Thoracic Empyema Decortication - A Novel Technique
October 19, 2015
The authors present a novel technique in which argon plasma energy (APE) is utilized to perform meticulous decortication, while preserving the lung parenchyma.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery versus pleural drainage in the management of the first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
June 11, 2015
The authors evaluated VATS vs pleural drainage for initial primary spontaneous pneumothorax in 122 pts, evaluating costs and QOL. Costs for VATS were half of those for pleural drainage. Quality adjusted life years were better for VATS. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio for VATS was 7,600 euros at 1 year and 10,000 euros at 5 years, well wit
May 19, 2015
The question in this review was whether patients who experience tension pneumothorax differ in presentation depending on whether they are breathing spontaneously or are on positive pressure ventilation. Assisted ventilation was more often associated with hypoxia, hypotension, and cardiac arrest. These adverse clinical signs frequently arose within
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.