The authors present an urgent total descending aorta replacement, esophagectomy, stent graft removal, esophagostomy, and gastrostomy to treat an aortoesophageal fistula.
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Treatment of an Aortoesophageal Fistula After Thoracic Endovascular Repair for an Extensive Aortic Arch Aneurysm
July 3, 2018
June 26, 2018
The authors provide a step-by-step description of a two-stage repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection using the elephant trunk technique.
May 15, 2018
The authors present a valve sparing aortic root replacement using a ministernotomy in a 35-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome.
Transmanubrial Approach for Salvage Surgery: Resection of a Single Persistent Subclavicular Breast Cancer Recurrence After Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
May 7, 2018
This video demonstrates a transmanubrial approach to resect a subclavicular recurrence of breast cancer after multimodal treatment.
Composite Reconstruction of the Right Atrium and the Superior Vena Cava With Pericardial Patches and a Vascular Prosthesis
April 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the radical resection of a right heart angiosarcoma, followed by composite reconstruction of the right atrium and the superior vena cava with bovine pericardial patches and a polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prosthesis.
March 21, 2018
This video demonstrates a superior caval system reconstruction using a single bovine pericardial patch. The procedure was performed following a radical thymectomy for a cortical thymoma, which invaded the right and left brachiocephalic veins and the upper portion of the superior vena cava.
Common Carotid Artery Cannulation: A Potential Alternative Site for Establishing CPB in Special Situations
March 19, 2018
Common carotid artery cannulation can provide antegrade blood flow to the whole body during cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as maintain cerebral perfusion even at the time of arch exclusion or repair.
February 26, 2018
This video demonstrates the ascending aortic slide, a safe and reproducible technique for patients in whom the interrupted aortic arch has a wide interruption gap between the proximal and distal aortic portions.
January 16, 2018
This video demonstrates a stage I elephant trunk procedure and aortic valve repair via partial sternotomy, for a woman who presented with aortic valve insufficiency and an aortic aneurysm extending from the ascending to descending thoracic aorta.
November 9, 2017
Federico Venuta of the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy discusses surgical reconstruction techniques following resection of T4 lung cancer tumors.