All posts by Nikita Bernstein

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard Hodin, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

After visiting an endocrinologist who diagnosed her with aldosteronism, the patient takes a CT scan that reveals a 8mm nodule in the left adrenal gland. Dr. Hodin performs a laparoscopic adrenalectomy to remove it.

PREPRINT RELEASE: DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)

DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Matthew D Ellison MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Ellison leads the residents at Duke University in performing a dacryocystorhinostomy
while identifying the relevant nasolacrimal anatomy. Use of picture-in-picture offers our viewers insight into how the lower canaliculus probe is managed with endoscopic assistance.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)

Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Ramon M Esclamado MD, MS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Esclamado instructs a cadaver lab at Duke University Hospital to assist resident training on a standard parotid dissection. The approach should be adjusted depending on tumor malignancy, as Dr. Esclamado explains.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Frontal Sinus Dissection (Cadaver)

Frontal Sinus Dissection (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Ralph Abi-Hachem MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Abi Hachem engages the ENT residents at Duke University Hospital, instructing them on how to dissect the nasal cavity to expose the frontal sinus, and identifying relevant anatomy along the way.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism

Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism
Charite Hospital Berlin
Dr. med. Vincent Prinz,

PD Dr. med. Marcus Czabanka

A patient develops signs of hydrocephalus after receiving systemic thrombolysis for a MCA embolism. Dr. Prinz and his team react to the increased intracranial pressure by placing an extraventricular drain followed by manual evacuation of the hematoma.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

0126-blog-shotLaparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
David Rattner MD
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Rattner tackles a problematic paraesophageal hernia, systematically retracting the stomach into the abdominal cavity. He finishes the procedure by performing both a toupet fundoplication and gastropexy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 1

0109AThoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 1
Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Watch Dr. Patel as he performs a Type 1 thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair with distal aortic perfusion through an atriofemoral bypass circuit. (Pre-print, Part 1 of 2).