Drs Joel Dunning, Dawn Jaroszewski, and Daniel Miller discuss the benefits that the Nuss procedure provides for patients and the criteria that they use to select patients as candidates for surgery. The panelists consider both the cosmetic and impairment aspects of pectus excavatum, and the best approaches for a stable surgical repair.
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February 25, 2020
January 7, 2020
Leanne Harling, Mustafa Yuksel, and Ian Hunt discuss the management of pectus deformities, focusing on benefits of surgical intervention, importance of specialist centers, and tailoring of treatment strategies.
In Global News: Updated US TAVR Coverage Decision, 3D Modeling for Chest Wall Reconstruction, and Disparity in Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening
June 28, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest San Francisco, California, passed an ordinance to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, the first such ordinance in the USA.
May 31, 2019
In this narrated video, Choe and Park present the case of a 56-year old woman with T3N0M0 lung cancer, who underwent robotic lobectomy with concomitant chest wall resection.
Nail Gun Impacted in the Chest Wall: Report of a Failed Trail of Home Extraction by Patient’s Relatives
April 12, 2019
The authors describe a 22-year-old carpenter who presented two hours after a nail gun injury to the manubrium sterni without hemodynamic compromise.
April 1, 2019
This video demonstrates the technical aspects of clot removal and control of hemorrhage using robot-assisted evacuation of the left hemothorax following an attempted left subclavian line insertion and redo heart port tricuspid valve replacement through a right minithoracotomy.
January 28, 2019
The authors describe the surgical resection of a chest wall dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and reconstruction using deltopectoral fasciocutaneous flaps.
January 24, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Leanne Harling, Mustafa Yuksel, and Ian Hunt discuss the management of pectus deformities.
August 13, 2018
A brief readable commentary on the Robiscek technique on the occasion of a meta-analysis of an expensive alternative.
July 4, 2018
Bone allograft is used in orthopedics for filling bony defects and restoring skeletal continuity. The authors have applied it to chest wall reconstruction and long-term stabilization.