All posts by John Lussier

PREPRINT RELEASE: Wedge Resection of the Lung and Thymectomy by Thoracoscopy

Wedge Resection of the Lung and Thymectomy by Thoracoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Henning A. Gaissert, MD
Lucia Madariaga, MD

Visiting Surgeon, MGH & Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, MGH

A patient with myasthenia gravis undergoes a procedure meant to originally be a lobectomy and thymectomy. Henning Gaissert, MD decides to do a lobe wedge resection instead given the tumor’s positioning and carcinoid nature before proceeding with the thymectomy. Please note that the patient had to return to the OR the following day due to bleeding near the internal mammary vein. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Massachusetts General Hospital
David Rattner, M.D.
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

After a patient is found to have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), David Rattner, MD performs a laparoscopic resection, carefully avoiding the nerves of Latarjet. He then confirms the success of the procedure with an upper GI endoscopy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Christopher R. Morse, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Gastroesophageal Surgery Program

A patient presents with dysphagia and is found to have a locally advanced distal esophageal adenocarcinoma. She is treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and Christopher R. Morse MD performs a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach)

Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach)
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III MD
C. Scott Brown MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

A patient with pulsatile tinnitus is found to have a glomus tympanicum tumor of the right ear. Calhoun Cunningham III, MD performs a transcanal resection of the mass using the KTP laser.