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Trachea and Bronchi - Tumors

August 8, 2019
A detailed and robust meta-analysis asserting lack of strong evidence supporting either modality.
July 29, 2019
Nonintubated tracheal resection is a feasible procedure, on selected patients, in high volume and experience centers. However, more evidence is needed in order to prove its benefits, outcomes, and limitations.
April 15, 2019
These reference videos describe how to perform surgical bronchoscopy, discuss how to identify normal and abnormal findings, and give a gist of how the thoracic surgeon assesses the bronchial tree.
July 5, 2018
This video demonstrates the successful management of an LC2 carinal carcinoid tumor through a minimally invasive, parenchymal-sparing approach.
June 4, 2018
This video demonstrates a carinal resection, which was a challenging operation.
May 8, 2018
This systematic review by Udelsman and colleagues assesses the clinical successes and setbacks of the current methods of airway replacement. Twenty-one studies, focusing primarily on the clinical translation of circumferential or near circumferential tracheal substitutes, were included in the final assessment.
December 13, 2017
As many will recall, world chess champion Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM's Deep Blue computer in 1997.  Now machine-learning algorithms have bested trained pathologists in differentiating between benign and malignant changes in sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients.  We can expect to see increasing involvement of AI in pathology as well
July 19, 2017
I particularly enjoyed Table 1 of this succinct mini manual on ' robotic' assisted oncologic pulmonary resections (‘robotic’ is a catchy cross-speciality misnomer particularly adored by popular media; probably too late to ostracise the term, yet it leaves the computer-assisted surgeons open to malpractice claims!).
June 8, 2016
Maninder Singh Kalkat of Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses palliative treatments for non-resectable tracheal tumors.
March 16, 2015
The authors describe results of initial bronchoscopy therapy (IBT) for endobronchial carcinoids aimed at relieving obstruction, accurate subtyping, and potentially complete eradication.  After a minimum follow-up of 5 years, 42% of patients were spared surgical therapy, having had no evidence of local or distant recurrence (42/83 with typical histolo