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September 19, 2017
This article and accompanying narrated video describe the anatomy of the recurrent laryngeal nerves with the thoracic surgeon in mind. It aims at dissipating all taboo, myth, and fear around the nerve, encouraging initial surgical exposure as a first step towards safety. The article adds new definitions, new concepts, and new surgical steps to avoid iatrogenic injury.
September 18, 2017
The posterior segment of the right upper lobe lends itself to a straightforward anatomic resection. Understanding the anatomy is key, and the authors present two cases that illustrate a stepwise approach.
September 13, 2017
A life-sized chest model with a lifelike texture was developed to simulate thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for right lower lobectomy was performed using the model.
September 11, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS right lower lobe lobectomy for adenocarcinoma, using advanced instrumentation to decrease the number of instruments used and to achieve the best exposure inside the chest.
September 6, 2017
This 3D video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication.
August 31, 2017
Rene Petersen of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark describes using VATS for difficult resections.
August 28, 2017
This video demonstrates an infraclavicular approach to managing Paget-Schroetter Syndrome, a form of thoracic outlet obstruction.
August 22, 2017
This video demonstrates a pericardial patch repair of the right main bronchus intermedius following removal of a subcarinal bronchogenic cyst.
August 16, 2017
In this video, the authors demonstrate a novel “side-to-side, staple line on staple line” technique for intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomoses.
August 14, 2017
This video shows a redo left upper lobe microlobectomy performed with an additional subxiphoid port for a 9 mm nodule detected on PET-CT.