Herbert Decaluwé of University Hospital Leuven in Belgium discusses complications during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
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December 7, 2017
Ribcage Kinematics During Exercise Justifies Thoracoscopic Versus Postero-Lateral Thoracotomy Lobectomy Prompt Recovery
December 5, 2017
LoMauro and colleagues measured tidal volume and ribcage expansion during rest and exercise to evaluate functional recovery after minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) preserved these kinematic measures better than posterolateral thoracotomy, and the advantage was observed over two postoperative months.
November 27, 2017
This video demonstrates a right lower sublobar resection for an intralobar pulmonary sequestration that had an 8 mm systemic feeding vessel arising from the descending thoracic aorta.
November 8, 2017
Uniportal VATS and uniportal lobectomy have been developed over the last few years as valuable tools in modern thoracic surgery.
November 6, 2017
This surgical video demonstrates the thoracoscopic management of recurrent catamenial pneumothorax with associated diaphragmatic eventration. The video is accompanied by a brief review of the medical and surgical management of catamenial pneumothorax.
October 30, 2017
This video shows a thoracic surgical tutorial detailing a VATS microportal utility incision free mediastinal lymph node biopsy on 31-year-old woman with suspected lymphoma.
October 19, 2017
Find it here: The 4th International VATS Symposium streams live from London on CTSNet. Join the conversation with #InternationalVATS.
Five Hundred Seventy-Six Cases of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Utilizing Local Anesthesia and Sedation: Lessons Learned
October 16, 2017
Very nice paper that, once again, demonstrates established experience with awake thoracic surgery. Is this the future? Does a minimally invasive surgeon need a minimally invasive anesthesiologist beside?
September 27, 2017
This article describes an entirely hand-sewn VATS intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis technique in a 64-year-old woman with a T2N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the lower third of the esophagus.
September 25, 2017
Microlobectomy is a novel form of VATS lobectomy. This paper documents the experience of its use in England, at the Mayo clinic, in Copenhagen, in Edinburgh, Wales, and in Texas.