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Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy

VATS LobectomyThirugnanam Agasthian, MD

Induction chemoradiotherapy is a relative contraindication to VATS lobectomy due to oncological concerns. This video demonstrates a VATS lower lobectomy and radical systematic lymphadenectomy in a 53-year-old male who recurred locally following induction chemoradiotherapy.


What Content Was Popular During July & August?

6 August 2012

The list of the content items on CTSNet that were most frequently viewed during July & August is now available. There a number of items that are new to the list, including four videos. Take a look at the Top 50 Articles or Videos Viewed During July & August 2012 and discover what CTSNet content you might have missed.

Journal CME

September 2012 Journal CME

5 September 2012

New Journal CME activities from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery have been added to the Congential, Cardiac, & Thoracic Portals.


Technical Options In Carinal Resection And Reconstruction

Intraoperative view of a ventilation mode

24 August 2012

Tumors invading the tracheobronchial angle or the carina represent a challenge due to the complexity of airway reconstruction and management. Carinal resection, a complex and aggressive procedure for the treatment of these tumors, may be a safe approach for highly selected patients, in experienced centers with acceptable morbidity and mortality and good long-term survival.


Now Accepting Abstracts & Case Videos for the 93rd AATS Annual Meeting

30 August 2012

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is now accepting Abstracts and Case Videos for the 93rd Annual Meeting to be held in Minneapolis, MN, USA from May 4 - 8, 2013. You and your colleagues are strongly encouraged to submit Abstracts or Case Videos of original work for consideration as part of the scientific program.


John Dark, FRCS

John Dark, FRCS

10 August 2012

Prof. John Dark is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Freeman Hospital in the UK. He was president of the ISHLT from 2010 to 2011. He performed Europe's first double lung transplant.

In this interview Prof. Dark discusses his criteria for acceptance of a donor lung, non-heart beating donation, ex vivo lung perfusion, his techniques for implantation and his vision of the future of lung transplantation.

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Angiographic view of the positioning of the transapical valve prior to valve deployment.

Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Turki B. Albacker, MD, Raja Ramankutty, MD and Eric E. Roselli, MD

Transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible alternative to open techniques in high risk patients. Surgical technique and some critical tips and pitfalls are described.…more

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Thoracoscopic Resection of Esophageal Leiomyoma

Congenital Supravalvar Aortic Stenosis Repair

Mazyar Kanani, MD, Robert Yates, MD, Jan Marek, MD, and Martin Kostolny, MD

Presented are the operative steps in the repair of congenital supravalvar aortic stenosis in a 5-month-old. Detailed are the steps for the three-patch technique of repair of the left ventricular outflow…more

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