The Novalung Interventional Lung Assist (iLA) device is a membrane ventilator that allows for oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange to occur by simple diffusion.
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April 1, 2012
April 1st 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of VATS lobectomy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Twenty years ago, Dr. William Walker performed a left upper lobectomy using a 3-port approach standing in the posterior position. Now approaching his thousandth operation, he discusses his first VATS lobectomy and his current techniques.
February 8, 2012
October 24, 2011
Prior VATS lobectomy is a relative contraindication to ipsilateral repeat VATS lobectomy due to possible technical difficulties arising from adhesions and scarring, especially at the hilum. This video describes a VATS middle lobectomy in a 63 years old ex-smoker who had a previous VATS right lower lobectomy and pulmonary tuberculosis of the right upper lobe.
August 7, 2011
August 2, 2011
Transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) may be used to treat patients with either benign or malignant esophageal disease because the reconstructive result cervical esophagogastric anastomosis yields an excellent functional result with a minimum of gastroesophageal reflux. In practice, the majority of patients who require esophagectomy have malignant disease.
April 10, 2011
Routine Systematic Mediastinal Nodal Dissection During VATS Major Pulmonary Resections—The Southampton Technique
March 10, 2011
Systematic nodal dissection is increasingly becoming an integral part of VATS lobectomy for early lung cancer. This video gives details demonstrating the author's technique of en-bloc mediastinal nodal dissection, which is a modification of the original Naruke technique.
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.
January 17, 2011
In 1932, the radiologist Henry Pancoast first described a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor (SST) as a carcinoma (of uncertain origin) developing in the apex of the chest.