This examination of readmission rates is based on data from nearly 40,000 patients from the STS Database having undergone elective pulmonary lobectomy. Readmission was driven by complications during the index operation, notably pulmonary embolism, empyema, pleural effusion, and pneumothorax. Improved pleural space management may offer a means to m
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June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Over 30% of lung resection patients in the STS Database had prior exposure to opioid use. They experienced longer length of postoperative stay, more frequent visits to the ED, and a higher incidence of readmission within 90 days. Athough there is growing interest in standardized enhanced recovery pathways after lung resection, this challenging subs
June 7, 2021
An electroevaporative surgical technique is a unique and effective surgical approach that can be used in all major thoracic surgical oncology cases.
May 26, 2021
Young patient, known case of pulmonary hypoplasia and left pulmonary artery agenesis, presented as a case of persistent pneumothorax and underwent uniportal VATS pneumonectomy.
May 24, 2021
This video tutorial demonstrates the surgical anatomy along the extrapleural plane in the right chest, the pathological features of malignant pleural mesothelioma, and the techniques of extrapleural pneumonectomy.
May 12, 2021
This video demonstrates a VATS left lower lobe lobectomy procedure, using the fissure last approach in a patient who had pulmonary sequestration with inflammatory lymph nodes in the hilum.
April 14, 2021
This video demonstrates how near infra-red imaging technology can be used to enhance visualization of anatomical lung segments for segmentectomy.
March 22, 2021
This video demonstrates how to perform robotic right middle lobe lobectomy.
March 17, 2021
This video demonstrates the use of a patient-tailored circular clamp for accurate, safe, and rapid lung-sparing excision of centrally located lung nodules.
March 11, 2021
This video demonstrates the video-assisted thoracoscopic management of a ruptured pulmonary hydatid cyst.