It’s already halfway through the year, and surgeons across the globe have shared a huge amount of valuable cardiothoracic surgery expertise with the CTSNet community in the form of clinical and surgical videos. We’ve rounded up the six most popular videos in the thoracic specialty published so far this year.
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May 11, 2022
This video displays a modified Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy technique that minimizes postoperative leak and eradicates stricture.
April 13, 2022
An esophagectomy is the treatment for end-stage achalasia. The instrumentation and optics of the robotic platform in this video allowed for a minimally invasive direct and complete mobilization of the thoracic esophagus with relative ease.
March 15, 2022
Robotic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomies can be interesting procedures. This is especially true if one is performing it after a previous placement of a laparoscopic gastric band. This video demonstrates how to perform this procedure.
January 19, 2022
We present a case of a contained anastomotic leak after robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy that was treated with endoluminal vacuum therapy.
Long-Term Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Plus Surgery for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
August 12, 2021
Although the standard of care in the West for regionally advanced esophageal cancer entails induction therapy, this is routinely not the case in China. This randomized trial involving over 450 randomized participants to induction therapy (vinorelbine, cisplatin, 40 Gy RT) followed by resection vs resection alone.
June 25, 2021
Data from the Esodata project used more than 8,000 patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer to develop a risk prediction score for 90-day mortality. Development and validation groups were used. There were 10 variables that emerged as significant predictors, and weighted values were developed into the model. The model identified 5 risk levels f
June 11, 2021
A glimpse of what could be a future for surgery..........
Chyle Leak Following Radical En Bloc Esophagectomy with Two-Field Nodal Dissection: Predisposing Factors, Management, and Outcomes
June 10, 2021
Chyle leak remains a challenging postoperative complication to manage, and avoidance is always easier than mitigation. The only predisposing factor identified in this study was low BMI. Although ICU stay was longer in affected patients, operative mortality, hospital LOS, and survival were not negatively impacted by the presence of a leak.
April 7, 2021
In this video, we present a patient with a recurrent paraesophageal hernia who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic re-do paraesophageal hernia repair with Nissen fundoplication.