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The authors present a case of acute aortic dissection in a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome type II, complicated by multiple blood antibodies.
April 4, 2017
Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a chest tube, whether on the floor or in the operating room.
December 8, 2016
This essay is a historical review of the development of pulmonary lobectomy.
September 21, 2016
This clinical case describes a double valve surgery in a 58-year-old female patient with Scheie's syndrome, and considers treatment options for symptoms of this rare condition.
September 7, 2016
This clinical case describes the minimally invasive resection of a papillary fibroelastoma in a 56-year-old male patient.
August 4, 2016
In this study, the authors seek to assess the efficacy of radiofrequency and cryo-ablation during typical cardiac surgeries using prolonged ambulatory Holter monitoring.
June 30, 2016
The authors performed a combined atrial myxoma resection with bypass grafting, using a right minithoracotomy approach. The case demonstrates the feasibility of combined minimally invasive heart surgery procedures (MICS).
May 12, 2016
This case report describes the surgical treatment of a hydatid cyst in a 35-year-old patient.
March 1, 2016
This video demonstrates a robot-assisted lingulectomy performed for the surgical management of early stage lung cancer.
January 5, 2016
The era of 3D printing to enhance thoracic surgery is here. This video describes the various ways Mayo Clinic has employed 3D printing to enhance teamwork, patient education, resident education, surgical planning, and innovation.
November 3, 2015
The authors propose a novel method of prosthesis sizing, using newly designed sizers and coaptation forceps, which simplifies the steps for the re-implantation of the tricuspid aortic valve.

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