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.
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April 15, 2019
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.
December 4, 2017
These videos present techniques the authors have adopted to perform minimally invasive mediastinal surgery as an outpatient procedure.
November 16, 2016
Dirk Van Raemdonck of University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, presents an overview of mediastinal masses.
March 31, 2016
The fourth (re- )classification of cardiopericardial tumours came from the World Health Organisation last year, 11 years after the third. In particular, the malignant fibrous histiocytomas are re classified as undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas.
December 8, 2015
This is an edition of the annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery dedicated to minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery. It contains many approaches for thymectomy and mediastinal masses including VATS, uniportal VATS, subxiphoid approaches and robotic approaches.