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October 30, 2013
Radiotracer-guided localization of pulmonary nodules was introduced in 2000, with subsequent studies confirming its reproducibility and reliability. As more frequent small, asymptomatic masses are being identified, this technique could prevent unnecessary thoracotomies and preserve lung parenchyma.
October 28, 2013
Extrapleural pneumonectomy is a surgical resection option for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. This video shows a right-sided extrapleural pneumonectomy on a 60-year-old woman with mesothelioma.
October 3, 2013
Mini-sternotomy is being increasingly adopted for surgery of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. This adds greater complexity when compared to a standard median sternotomy approach. This video describes technical modifications that allow the surgeon to overcome these challenges in a case requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), aortic valve, and hemiarch repair.
September 16, 2013
This video demonstrates a surgical technique for resection of a short pathologic segment of trachea with reconstruction by primary anastomosis.
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 10, 2013
Tricuspid valve regurgitation is not uncommon in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has been shown to be a significant factor affecting the success of staged surgical palliation in these patients. This video demonstrates tricuspid valve repair in an eleven-month-old male infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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
This video demonstrates the subtotal resection of a large, intramyocardial, cardiac fibroma in the free wall of the right ventricle.
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.