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Thoracic

September 16, 2021
This article contains a video demonstrating the excision of an anterior mediastinal mass via a subxiphoid VATS technique on a pregnant female with a history of previous cardiac surgery via midline sternotomy. In this case, a subxiphoid approach was chosen to avoid the complications of redo sternotomy.
September 15, 2021
The authors demonstrate the use of a new energy device for right lower lobectomy.
September 13, 2021
The authors present a robotic left upper lobe sleeve lobectomy in a 20-year-old man with a typical carcinoid tumor.
September 9, 2021
This is a robotic right-sided thymectomy with some set up views from the outside for the Intuitive Xi.
September 1, 2021
This is an interesting video where Sven Seifert and his team in Chemitz, Germany, combined the CMR Versius system with their laser technology to perform what was reportedly the first CMR laser metastasectomy.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Trudell et al surveyed the Women in Thoracic Surgery membership to assess for characteristics of allyship. Qualities of allyship identified include mentorship, support, and sponsorship; whereas, competitiveness, disrespect, discrimination, stereotyping, unconscious bias, and undermining were reported as detrimental factors.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Loo et al demonstrate in a survey to the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association membership that only approximately 20% of trainees were accurate in estimating surgeon reimbursement, with a demonstrated lack of understanding in how reimbursement models work, despite acknowledgement of its importance.
August 25, 2021
In this day and age, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is considered the gold standard for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Nowadays, VATS can also be applied to challenging surgical procedures, such as the plasty of the pulmonary artery to obtain an oncologically radical resection of the tumor, even after a previous surgery on the thorax.
August 23, 2021
This video demonstrates what the authors believe is the first UK use of the Enseal tissue sealer for right upper lobectomy.

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