Evaluation of surgical procedures in primary mediastinal cysts and tumors: single-center experience.

Conclusions: Mediastinal tumors and cysts have different histopathological features. Robotic surgery and VATS-assisted surgery are increasingly used in surgical excision. PMID: 31708982 [PubMed]
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

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Publication date: January 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 1Author(s): Taichi Sakaguchi, Tomohiro Mizuno, Masaaki Ryomoto, Naosumi Sekiya, Toshinori Totsugawa, Kentaro Tamura, Arudo Hiraoka, Hirokuni AraiProper positioning of the heart through a small left thoracotomy is the main challenge during off-pump minimally invasive cardiac coronary artery bypass grafting. Here we report a novel technique for target vessel exposure using the Tentacles NEO (Sumitomo Bakelite, Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan) multisuction heart positioner, a device with 3 independent small suction cups that can be applied to various...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We present a case of surgical treatment of TAVR-PVE in a 75-year-old patient. The success of the treatment is based on the reduction of the operative trauma and length of the procedure with the use of minimally invasive right-sided thoracotomy and the Perceval sutureless aortic valve prosthesis (LivaNova, London, United Kingdom).
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Devasahayam RJ, Fabich RA, Tighe CA, Becker TE Abstract A 25-year-old local national male presented to a split Forward Surgical Team after impalement of the posterior chest with a metal fragment. The patient was hemodynamically normal, but no imaging was available to determine the depth of penetration or the size of the internal portion of the fragment. This case represents a rare indication for posterolateral thoracotomy in an austere trauma setting. PMID: 31819958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pleural Effusion;   Pneumothorax;   Chest Trauma;   Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery;   Thoracotomy;   Pleural Diseases;   Chylothorax;   Empyema;   Pyothorax;   Thoracic Diseases;   Thoracic Injury Intervention:   Procedure: Insertion of chest tube Sponsors:   University of Ibadan;   SHALINA HEALTHCARE Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Post-thoracotomy Pain Syndrome Intervention:   Procedure: Thoracic epidural analgesia , superficial serratus plane block and deep serratus plane block Sponsor:   National Cancer Institute, Egypt Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We report a case of a 53-year-old lady who was incidentally diagnosed to have giant anterior mediastinal mass while undergoing preoperative evaluation for another surgery. She came for surgery after 2 years when she became symptomatic. A large 6.7-lb (2800 g) tumor occupying both hemithoraces and engulfing heart was excised in its entirety through a clamshell thoracotomy under cardiopulmonary bypass standby. Histopathology revealed the final diagnosis as well as differentiated liposarcoma. She is now able to walk 2 km without any symptoms at the end of a 24-month follow-up.
Source: Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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