A medium-size RCT on the growing research question of efficacy of peroral myotomy for achalasia, with a 17% failure to improve symptoms in the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) arm, is discussed in this article.
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December 19, 2019
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
Ectopic Thyroid in the Anterior Mediastinum Resected Through a Video-Assisted Transcervical Approach: Case Report
June 26, 2019
Anterior mediastinal ectopic thyroid occurs in 1% of all cases of ectopic thyroid tissue; a transcervical approach for resection is an excellent option, when feasible, and it avoids intercostal manipulation and pain.
May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
April 17, 2019
Buitrago and Restrepo report the largest series to date from Latin America of patients undergoing robot-assisted thoracic surgery. A total of 69 patients underwent robot-assisted procedures with 47 undergoing pulmonary resections, 18 undergoing mediastinal procedures, and 4 undergoing another type of operation.
March 28, 2019
The authors demonstrate a robot-assisted approach for the resection of a retrosternal thyroid goiter in the middle mediastinum.
March 11, 2019
Find it here: The SCTS 2019 "Take on the Experts" Video Competition.
February 22, 2019
The authors present a case of chylothorax in the setting of central venous stenosis followed by an overview of the pathophysiology and management of nontraumatic chylothorax.
January 30, 2019
A Kirchner wire used to fix a right clavicle fracture had migrated into the mediastinum and left lung, and it was removed by videothoracoscopy.
January 23, 2019
This video documents a robotic left-sided excision of a bronchogenic cyst with sutured repair.