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September 6, 2013
The cause of pectus deformities is thought to be abnormal elongation and/or distorsion of the rib cartilages. A simplified open repair is described based on the subperichondrial resection of the abnormal cartilages, and in the case of pectus excavatum, the use of an easily removable metallic strut.
August 9, 2013
Totalis Situs inversus (SIT) is an extremely rare condition. There are few reports in literature describing thoracic surgery in patients with this unusual anomaly. This video is the first report of a thoracoscopic lung resection of a pulmonary mass in a patient with SIT.
August 8, 2013
Dr. Todd Demmy, Clinical Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, has put together an impressive Video Atlas of Thorascopic Lobectomy.
August 7, 2013
Thoracoscopic segmentectomy may be an excellent, minimally-invasive option for patients with small lung cancers or limited cardiopulmonary reserve.
August 7, 2013
CTSNet hosted a very lively Video Roundtable discussion at the recent 2013 STS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, on issues surrounding the two major minimally invasive techniques for removing parts of the lung.
May 22, 2013
Professor Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD is Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. He pioneered the anterior approach for VATS lobectomy and has by far the largest experience in this technique. However, he has also served as the principal investigator on several trials, including the Z0030 trial on lymph node staging and also the NETT Trial.
The Anterior Trans-cervical Approach to Remove a Desmoid Tumor of the Thoracic Inlet Followed by Chest Reconstruction Using the Stratos™ System and PTFE Patch
March 17, 2013
The anterior cervicothoracic approach was used to remove a desmoid tumor of the thoracic outlet in a 70-year-old male. The chest wall was reconstructed with titanium bars and a polytetrafluoroethylene-patch. The clavicle was fixed using a titanium clip. The postoperative period was uneventful.
March 4, 2013
This video demonstrates the ligation of the thoracic duct by a VATS approach. The patient suffered damage to the duct in the neck resulting in neck swelling and made local repair of the duct impossible. In this video the author demonstrates his technique for ligating the duct via a posterior VATS approach.
January 7, 2013
Dr. Joel Dunning leads a discussion on VATS and robotic lobectomy, sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy, new devices, as well as many other related issues.
November 11, 2012
At the recent EACTS meeting Dr. Doug Wood led a discussion on the treatment of limited stage mesothelioma. Topics included MARS Trial, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, EPP, and P/D.