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Minimally Invasive

May 29, 2024
This study evaluated the surgical and oncological results of RATS thymectomy to demonstrate the approach as technically safe with acceptable outcomes. Of 669 patients, complete thymectomy was performed in 98 percent of cases and in 8.5 percent of those cases, resection of surrounding structures was undertaken.
May 23, 2024
This retrospective study used KROK registry data from Poland between 2012 and 2022 to examine six-year survival after treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), comparing no treatment, surgical ablation (SA), left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), or SA plus LAAO. 33,949 patients were included in the final analysis.
May 23, 2024
The NOTION-2 trial aimed to compare transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-risk patients less than 75 years old, including with both tricuspid and bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS).
May 23, 2024
The authors describe modifications to the Z-POEM endoscopic myotomy procedure for Zenker's diverticulum, which they believe increases the effectiveness, safety, and durability of results with this technique.
May 21, 2024
This video demonstrates robot-assisted thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct using clips and sutures for refractory chyle leak despite optimal medical treatment in a sixty-two-year-old man who had thoracic spinal fractures due to a motor vehicle collision.
May 18, 2024
Succinct but comprehensive expert viewpoint on Support in Cardiogenic Shock vis -a -vis the manuscript of DanGer trial on promising results of Impella in highly selected subgroup (360 patients in a decade). The important point made is that of careful selection
May 16, 2024
Minimally invasive surgery is routinely used for thymectomies, and techniques continue to evolve. Yang developed and studied a modified subxiphoid approach for thymectomy utilizing VATS with a sternal retractor to improve visualization in the operative field.
May 15, 2024
The authors developed a novel double stapling technique for esophagogastric anastomosis in patients undergoing an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy, which is demonstrated in this video.
May 14, 2024
This video describes the case of an S1a lung resection, exemplifying a strategic surgical workflow for the precise execution of a minimally invasive subsegmentectomy in response to anatomical configuration, employing low-cost, surgeon-performed 3D anatomic study to enhance intraoperative navigation.
May 9, 2024
The use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) has increased in recent years, and surgeons are seeing more patients requiring reoperation after MIMVS. This study analyzed early outcomes and long-term survival in this group.