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Thoracic Techniques

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A 50-year-old woman with severe emphysema due to smoking underwent lung volume reduction surgery of her right upper lobe.
July 28, 2011
The intercostal muscle is a reliable buttress for the bronchial stump following pneumonectomy and lobectomy in high risk patients. We describe a technique for flap harvest to buttress the bronchial stump after lobectomy using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
July 27, 2011
Patients who have had a second episode of spontaneous pneumothorax are those most likely to be considered for thoracoscopic pleurectomy and apical blebectomy.
April 19, 2011
In this article the authors describe the steps in performing TEMLA as it is currently practiced in their institution. Videos are included to enhance its utility.
April 10, 2011
Patient Selection
April 4, 2011
Patient Selection
January 17, 2011
In 1932, the radiologist Henry Pancoast first described a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor (SST) as a carcinoma (of uncertain origin) developing in the apex of the chest.
January 2, 2011
A number of prosthetic materials, including GORE-TEX® and Marlex Mesh sandwiched with methylmethacrylate cement, have been described to restore the rigid chest wall contour. We discuss the role of a new rigid system for chest-wall reconstruction, consisting in moldable titanium bars and rib clips used in combination with a biological patch.
December 6, 2010
This article describes the different techniques of pericardial reconstruction after partial pericardiectomy in thoracic surgery. Emphasis is put on reconstruction using synthetic meshes.

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