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Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy

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.

September 2012 Thoracic Journal CME

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 Thoracic Portal.
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Technical Options In Carinal Resection And Reconstruction

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.
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Current Survey–April 2012
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Training and Instruction

Take the surveyMinimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is growing in frequency, although most practitioners were trained prior to its introduction. This survey will help assess how current practitioners developed MIE skills and how they are passing their knowledge on to others.

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Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Survey Results

Read the results of the survey on minimally invasive esophagectomy current practice and learn about how your colleagues regard this technique.

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