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Thoracic

December 17, 2019
Drs Shanda Blackmon, Scott Swanson, Thomas D'Amico, and Mark Onaitis discuss approaches to multifocal lung cancer, including preoperative workup, initial approaches, when ablation can be beneficial, and what to do when spread through airway spaces is observed.
November 7, 2019
Find it here: the 2019 International Thoracic Oncology Symposium live on CTSNet.
November 6, 2019
This video demonstrates the resection of a proximal typical carcinoid tumor of the singular bronchus that required the bronchus to be cut and then sutured closed.
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
October 24, 2019
The National Cancer Database was queried regarding esophageal squamous cancer cases from 2004-2013, and over 11,000 patients were identified. Definitive chemoradiotherapy was used in 79%, whereas resection was employed in 21% at some phase of therapy.
October 24, 2019
This multiinstitutional study including advocates of robotic lung resection identified a 1.9% incidence of intraoperative castrophes, most commonly pulmonary arterial bleeding. Patients at risk had lower FEV1%, higher clinical stage, and more frequent preoperative radiation therapy.
October 24, 2019
This analysis of data from the JCOG0201 trial identified factors that place patients at increased risk for recurrence after lobectomy for stage I adenocarcinoma. They include visceral pleural invasion, vascular invasion, or an invasive component measuring >2 cm.
October 17, 2019
Patients with proton-pump inhibitor refractory heartburn have a multitude of underlying causes. In this randomized trial of patients with refractory heartburn, only 21% had symptoms related to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Treatments included fundoplication vs omeprazole and baclofen vs omeprazole.
October 9, 2019
The authors present the case of a double metal foreign body inhalation in a 4-year-old child.

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