All posts by Chris Boisvert

PREPRINT RELEASE: Transmastoid Repair of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

Transmastoid Repair of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Duke University Medical Center

David M. Kaylie, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery1
C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician1

1Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. David Kaylie repairs a superior semicircular canal dehiscence via a transmastoid approach in a patient who experienced autophany and aural fullness by plugging the anterior and posterior limbs of the canal. #neurotology #ENT #Duke

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

In this case, a 58-year-old female was found to have hyperaldosteronism, and a CT scan revealed bilateral cortical adenomas. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin, MD, walks the viewer through the analysis of adrenal vein sampling and performs a right laparoscopic adrenalectomy at MGH.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

One of the early adaptors of the approach, Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS, performs a right posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy on a patient that presented with subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Specifically, she had elevated urinary cortisol, failed a dexamethasone suppression test, and had a growing adrenal tumor as revealed by serial imaging. Due to the patient’s anatomy, Dr. Carling used a lateral approach to ligating the right adrenal vein; this video includes his usual medial approach as an additional module.