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Benign disease

September 14, 2015
A large left atrial myxoma arising from the posterior wall near the origin of the left pulmonary vein is very rare. This video describes the steps to remove a left atrial myxoma, and precautions to take during surgery.
April 2, 2015
250 children with tuberculosis causing central airway narrowing were evaluated.  34% needed transthoracic nodal dissection for relief of obstruction, nearely one-third of those as an urgent procedure.  Success was more common in those with bronchus intermedius or left main bronchial obstruction.  The success rate was 98%. 
August 5, 2014
The formation of endotracheal casts comprised of inflammatory debris (plastic bronchitis) is a rare but life-threatening complication of the Fontan procedure.  This summary of 14 pts so affected demonstrated a mean interval to development of plastic bronchitis of 1.5 years.  Casts were treated with outpt t-PA (13 pts) and pulmonary vasodilators.  Les
May 3, 2014
For those of you anticipating the need to perform an emergency cricothyroidotomy outside of a medical setting, this article will guide you to the best pen to use for this purpose. [Spoiler alert: Baron retractable ballpoint and BIC soft feel jumbo]

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