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This article discusses the periareolar approach for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, a feasible and safe technique that has aesthetic benefits and gives appropriate surgical visualization.
July 23, 2018
This video demonstrates right and left pneumonectomies, each performed via a uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic approach.
July 17, 2018
The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic shears may be beneficial in being faster, reducing bleeding, and allowing the surgeon to work closely to the vessel.
July 16, 2018
This mitral repair, performed through a minimally invasive approach, demonstrates a triangular resection and the placement of a neochord.
July 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the authors' technique for a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure, shown step-by-step in single vessel disease.
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.
November 15, 2017
The authors describe their technique for an S1+2 segmentectomy, discussing the anatomical landmarks and variations that are key in this procedure.
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
October 9, 2017
The authors present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman who suddenly went into pulseless electrical activity during a peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.
August 2, 2017
This clinical case describes the concomitant closure of an atrial septal defect and correction of pectus excavatum in a patient with Holt-Oram Syndrome.
July 25, 2017
The authors share the case of a 15-year-old male patient with a rare presentation of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

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