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A 77-year-old woman underwent triple valve repair using three remodeling annuloplasty rings for moderate-to-severe insufficiency of her aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves.
January 27, 2014
This video examines the example of two similar operations performed in a hospital in Spain and a hospital in Brazil, using the same uniportal VATS technique. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how the approach by uniportal VATS offers a direct view of the hilum, giving a clear and safe view of the fissure from its anterior and most inferior aspect.
January 23, 2014
In this video, the authors show how to start veno-arterial ECMO support through cervical cannulation, using the right internal jugular vein and right common carotid artery. This site is chosen over the femoral approach, as it avoids the associated complications, particularly in newborns and non-walking infants.
January 21, 2014
The resection of locally advanced lung cancer is generally accomplished with thoracotomy. When possible, the authors use a hybrid approach. This video illustrates two cases of invasive right upper lobe tumors. VATS exploration through a standard anterior, two-incision, approach directs a secondary counter incision.
January 16, 2014
Joel Dunning, CTSNet Co-Editor, talks with W. R. Eric Jamieson, retired Professor of Surgery and former Director of Clinical Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of British Columbia. Professor Jamieson contributed to the Canadian Guidelines for Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease and has been involved in numerous heart valve studies.
January 14, 2014
Since video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was described for anatomic lobectomies, many technical variations have been published. The uniportal technique, which enables the entire procedure to be performed through a single port, was recently introduced. This video shows a uniportal VATS lobectomy for lung cancer treatment.
January 7, 2014
Results of bicuspid valve reconstruction for endocarditis have been suboptimal due to dehiscence of pericardial patches and other causes. This video illustrates complete replacement of destroyed bicuspid leaflets, using glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous pericardial leaflets.
January 2, 2014
CTSNet Co-Editor Joel Dunning interviews Duke Cameron, a leading cardiac surgeon specializing in the treatment of aortic aneurysm. In this interview, Dr. Cameron discusses aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome and his surgical techniques.
December 26, 2013
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FETCS, is the creator of the uniportal VATS lobectomy procedure. In this interview, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas talks about the origin of the procedure, shares insights for successful uniportal VATS lobectomies, and discusses of the future of VATS procedures.
December 17, 2013
Filmed at the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting, this roundtable discussion focuses on Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), specifically VATS Lobectomy. Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD moderates this discussion with Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS, and Peyman Sardari Nia, PhD.
December 11, 2013
This video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication. The patient had phrenic nerve paralysis of the left hemidiaphragm from an unknown cause. The patient had to give up his job due to shortness of breath and had a restrictive defect that was 30% worse in supine lung function testing.

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