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Chest wall

November 11, 2015
A prospective evaluation of patients suffering minor thoracic injuries was performed to assess functional impact at 90 days.  One-third had at least 1 rib fracture and 12% had a delayed hemothorax.  23% had severe or moderate disabilities at 90 days, which was more common among those with more severe injuries.  Outcomes were unrelated to age.
November 3, 2015
Here is a nice video of an extrapleuralpneumonectomy 
November 2, 2015
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic uniportal en bloc resection performed on a 65-year-old female patient.
October 1, 2015
This single institution study evaluated patients with traumatic rib fracture treated with rib fixation vs medical management; patients were propensity score matched.  RF pts experienced a lower incidence of re-intervention for retained hemothorax, a lower incidence of empyema, and a lower incidence of readmision.
September 8, 2015
This video shows a simple trick for covering a radionecrosis wound with the omentum.
July 7, 2015
This video shows how to use orthopedic screws and bone cement molded in a latex drain for a very strong rib reconstruction. The author believes that the procedure is easy to implement, versatile, and economical.
June 29, 2015
This video shows a minimally invasive repair of a pectus excavatum through a periareolar incision.
June 12, 2015
This meta-analysis of published studies evaluated outcomes of multimodality therapy including resection for superior sulcus NSCLC invading the spine.  134 articles were evaluated, which included 135 patients.  63% had induction therapy, and all underwent en bloc resection.  52% had adjuvant therapy.  Survival at 3,5, and 10 years was 57%, 42%, and 27
June 2, 2015
This video shows a uniportal VATS surgery to evacuate a hematoma in a 78-year-old woman.
April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.

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