A large case series demonstrates objective improvements in esophageal drainage plus subjective symptom palliation, but long-term data and reassurance about reflux are still needed.
Fistula formation is a very rare but recognized complication of atrial ablation. This striking case study illustrates some lessons in its recognition and management.
As volume-based experience continues to yield outcome dividends for patients needing esophagectomy, thoracic surgeons are increasingly turning to robotics to minimize the procedure’s invasiveness.
A veteran thoracic surgeon narrates the essential steps in a robotically assisted lung-sparing procedure for excising left upper lobe lung tumors.
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Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a promising minimally invasive option for surgical treatment of achalasia. An expert thoracic surgeon uses rich endoscopic video footage to walk through POEM step by step.
Risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) peaks at six days after pneumonectomy and remains elevated up to 30 days, a new study shows. Here’s a hint of how VTE prevention protocols need to change in this high-risk group.