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The authors describe their technique for an S1+2 segmentectomy, discussing the anatomical landmarks and variations that are key in this procedure.
December 6, 2010
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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.
September 19, 2010
Ivor Lewis esophagectomy is occasionally required in patients who have previously undergone gastric surgery.  A technique is described to salvage a gastric conduit by preserving the left gastric pedicle during esophagectomy.
August 30, 2010
A 42-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of worsening shortness of breath and respiratory distress.  His home oxygen requirement was 2 liters by nasal canula, and he has had multiple prior hospital admissions for respiratory failure.
August 30, 2010
Pericardial cysts are an uncommon benign congenital anomaly in the middle mediastinum.  They represent 6% of mediastinal masses, and 33% of mediastinal cysts.  Other cysts in the mediastinum are bronchogenic – 34%, enteric – 12%, thymic and others – 21%.
August 30, 2010
Hemodynamically stable patients with an undiagnosed pericardial effusion are well suited for a thoracoscopic window. When pericardial, pleural, or pulmonary pathology co-exist and require diagnosis or therapy, a thoracoscopic approach is ideal.
April 7, 2010
The patient presented years after coronary artery revascularization with symptoms of CHF. He was diagnosed with a large pseudoaneurysm of the inferior wall of the left ventricle. Resection of the pseudoaneurysm and reconstruction of the left ventricle was completed while maintaining the beating heart.
March 11, 2010
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March 1, 2010
We present a patient who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy with a gastric conduit placed in the anterior mediastinum, and subsequently developed dysphagia from compression of her conduit by the left sternoclavicular joint, necessitating corrective surgery.

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