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VATS

June 17, 2019
The authors present the case of a 57-year old man with a pulmonary sequestration with an abnormal large artery situated in the inferior pulmonary ligament.
June 10, 2019
The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy performed for pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
May 8, 2019
The authors present a thymectomy that was performed for a 49-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma who had a positron emission tomography–positive lesion at the level of the anterior mediastinum.
May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
May 1, 2019
This video shows a right upper lobe microlobectomy during which the author used the stapler to perform a double stapling twice, hence the “Double Double.”
April 22, 2019
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy, performed using the Harmonic HD as the main dissecting instrument.
April 3, 2019
Intraoperative conversion may be necessary during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. In this study on 610 patients, Fourdrain and colleagues observed that conversion during a VATS procedure was not associated with worse outcomes than undergoing an up-front thoracotomy.
March 16, 2019
The institution-specific uptake of VATS for lung cancer resection in the US Veterans Affairs system was evaluated over the past 15 years. Uptake more than tripled during the study period, with a current mean of more than 50% among institutions. However, uptake ranged from 0 to 82% and was associated with increasing center volume.
March 11, 2019
Find it here: The SCTS 2019 "Take on the Experts" Video Competition.

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