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Thoracic Videos

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In this CTSNet Interview, Mara Antonoff discusses the background, inspiration, and career stepping stones with Dr Yolonda Colson, the newly elected vice president of AATS.
March 13, 2015
Worldwide, lung cancer is a leading cause of death. Minimally invasive resection of small pulmonary nodules is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. The smaller the nodule, the better the long-term outlook for the patient, but the more difficult the resection. An efficient solution can be found in intra-operative 3D imaging and guided navigation.
March 9, 2015
This video demonstrates how to create a subxiphoid port for use in wedge resection, lobectomy, or segmentectomy for lung cancer.
February 24, 2015
This video shows a VATS resection of a mediastinal mass through a single vertical incision.
February 16, 2015
This video shows a very rare vascular injury occurring during VATS left upper lobectomy, and its repair. The case suggests some of the limitations of VATS procedures.
February 9, 2015
Shanda Blackmon, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares a snapshot of what life is like as a general thoracic surgeon.
February 4, 2015
Recorded via Google Hangouts, this roundtable discussion focuses on the impact of “human factors” in cardiothoracic surgery. Joel Dunning moderates the discussion with Tara Bartley, Arie Blitz, and Jill Ley.
February 2, 2015
This video shows a segmentectomy for a lobulated pulmonary mass in the posterior and lateral segments of the left lower lobe.
January 20, 2015
This video depicts a minimal invasive approach for the surgical resection of a large superior sulcus tumor that involves the secend rib and T1 nerve root.
January 15, 2015
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this roundtable discussion focuses on mediastinal staging for non-small cell lung cancer. Frank Detterbeck moderates this discussion with Moishe Liberman and Luis Herrera.
January 13, 2015
This video demonstrates a VATS lobectomy in which the hilar tissue is dissected from the anterior towards the posterior. This technique is designed to simplify the artery-first approach to VATS lobectomy.

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