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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.
January 18, 2011
Patient SelectionIndications for endovascular repair of the thoracic aortic aneurysm (Figure 1) are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the iliac artery are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Renal artery stenosis (RAS) of >70% of one or both renal arteries AND poorly controlled hypertension despite multiple antihypertensive regimen, or
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
Editor's Note
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.

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