This video shows a left lower lobectomy performed on a 31-year-old male who presented with a history of persistent cough and pneumonia.
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February 17, 2016
February 12, 2016
Literature review of the state of non-intubated thoracic surgery.
February 11, 2016
The authors present a technique for performing video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy using a caudal approach.
Nodal Upstaging Is More Common with Thoracotomy than with VATS During Lobectomy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: An Analysis from the National Cancer Data Base
January 31, 2016
Whether open and VATS lobectomy for lung cancer result in similar nodal assessment is unclear. The authors compared rates of nodal upstaging for nearly 17,000 patients in the National Cancer Database who underwent resection for T2N0M0 or lower stage NSCLC. Upstaging was more common in patients undergoing open resection (12.8% vs 10.3%).
December 10, 2015
This video shows how the use of intrathoracic CO2 insufflation opens up the cervical space to allow for excellent visualization of the superior horns.
December 1, 2015
This video demonstrates a right upper lobe microlobectomy. It illustrates the complete division of the right upper lobe vein using only the Ethicon Enseal, a bipolar energy device.
October 13, 2015
This is an anterior approach to the station 7 lymph node after a left upper lobectomy. I have certainly never seen the lymph node from this direction. very interesting
October 1, 2015
This video demonstrates a right upper microlobectomy and its differences from traditional VATS lobectomy.
September 29, 2015
Wow. That looks difficult !!. Amazing result at the end though. well done
September 23, 2015
This is a fabulous grand round presentation from Tom D'Amico documenting the history and the future of thoracoscopic lobectomy. A Must see for thoracic surgeons