The authors report the case of a 50-year-old woman suffering from lymphoblastic leukemia, developing left upper lobe aspergilloma during aplastic chemotherapy, and presenting partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection of the left upper lobe, who submitted to pulmonary resection.
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November 13, 2019
October 14, 2019
Interesting sizeable series, and a commentary that follows, on what is effectively a thoracic example of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
August 8, 2019
Sridhar Rathinam of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, United Kingdom, discusses surgical approaches for pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors.
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 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.
April 9, 2019
In this video, a huge anterior and middle mediastinal cyst was removed via median sternotomy from an 80-year-old patient who had very good recovery.
March 14, 2019
Leanne Harling and Martin Elliott discuss the establishment of the UK National Tracheal Service and the evolution of tracheal surgery.
June 25, 2018
This written and video case review from Osho and colleagues centers on a 54-year-old woman who suffered smoke inhalation injury as a result of a house fire. Following prolonged intubation, mechanical ventilation, open tracheostomy tube placement, and recurrent pneumonia, the patient was diagnosed with a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF).
Functional Outcome After (Laryngo)tracheal Resection and Reconstruction for Acquired Benign (Laryngo)tracheal Stenosis
June 5, 2018
Timman and colleagues assessed the functional outcomes of patients who underwent laryngotracheal resection (LTR) and reconstruction for benign laryngotracheal stenosis. Between 1996 and 2017, 119 consecutive patients underwent LTR (n = 47) or end-to-end segmented tracheal resection (n = 56).
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.