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In this video, the authors demonstrate definitive treatment for iatrogenic chylothorax following the resection of a bronchogenic cyst using the da Vinci Xi robot.
April 8, 2008
Radio frequency ablation (RFA) of lung tumors is a relatively new procedure allowing local treatment with minimal parenchymal damage. In fact, this technique is able to induce coagulative necrosis in a limited pulmonary area.
April 8, 2008
The impetus for intrabronchial treatment of emphysema came from the experiences with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).
April 8, 2008
Tissue sealing remains a requirement for advanced general thoracic procedures with the aims of improving hemostasis, diminishing lymphatic fluid production, and prevention of postoperative air leaks.  Different products have become available in recent years that include commercial biological glues, autologous glues made on-site, and biological fibrin-based products.
April 7, 2008
Approaches to lung resection for early stage cancer.
April 7, 2008
Practice patterns of surgical therapy for esophageal cancer
April 16, 2006
Emphysema affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide. It is a disease associated with significant morbidity in the form of dyspnea and exercise limitation and mortality. The pathology behind this is the destruction of pulmonary parenchyma, both alveolar walls and interstitial tissue.
November 28, 2005
Introduction
May 25, 2005
A 52-year-old man presented to the emergency department with complaints of hemoptysis for two days (1/2 to 1 cup of bright blood).  At the time of admission, the patient reported a two-day history of fever (102o F) and chills, but denied weight loss or night sweats.

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