Category Archives: Preprint Release

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pulmonary AVM Embolization


Pulmonary AVM Embolization
Yale New Haven Hospital

Jeffrey Pollak, MD
Robert I. White, Jr. Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

Fabian Laage-Gaupp, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Dennis Barbon; Andrew Ding; Jelena Ivanis;
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

A 14-year-old female with occasional nosebleeds and a PMH significant for HHT (diagnosed clinically and confirmed via genetic testing) underwent chest CT, which found multiple PAVMs. Here, Dr. Jeffrey Pollak performs endovascular embolization  of these PAVMs in our first interventional radiology case.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy


Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A patient who was involved in a motor vehicle accident developed large peripancreatic fluid collections and eventually had percutaneous drainage of those collections. In this video, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a pancreatic debridement utilizing sinus tract endoscopy after this patient’s necrotic collection had persisted for weeks.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Tympanoplasty (Revision)

Tympanoplasty (Revision)

Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

A patient with multiple prior surgeries continued to have persistent drainage and a perforated ear drum. In this video, Dr. Cunningham demonstrates a methodical approach to revision tympanoplasties for these challenging patients.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy

Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Barbara Smith, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Barbara Smith at MGH performs a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy on a female patient who had palpable breast cancer. This case was part of a study featuring Lumicell technology, which looks for residual tumor following the lumpectomy with the goal of reducing rates of recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection

Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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

In 2014, a now 61-year-old male had a total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection for bilateral papillary thyroid cancer with extrathyroidal extension. Now, after presenting with recurrent metastatic papillary thyroid cancer, Dr. Tobias Carling performs a bilateral modified radical neck dissection.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Denise W. Gee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A female patient presented with a few months of abdominal pain following the eating of fatty foods. Imaging showed gallbladder sludge, small stones, or potentially a polyp. Here, Dr. Denise W. Gee performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to alleviate these symptoms. #MGH #generalsurgery #gallbladder #cholecystectomy

PREPRINT RELEASE: Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)

Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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

A 45-year-old patient with a growing thyroid nodule undergoes a left thyroid lobectomy after fine needle biopsy showed Hurthle cell neoplasm. Here, Dr. Carling performs a TOETVA, which has the added benefit of avoiding any conspicuous neck scars. #thyroidectomy #TOETVA #yale #endocrinology #generalsurgery #ENT

PREPRINT RELEASE: Anterior Skull Base Resection of Esthesioneuroblastoma (Endoscopic)

Anterior Skull Base Resection of Esthesioneuroblastoma (Endoscopic)

David W. Jang, MD
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

Ali R. Zomorodi, MD
Neurosurgery
Duke University

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

Feras Ackall, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

A patient with anosmia and intermittent epistaxis is found to have an esthesioneuroblastoma. Rhinologist and skull base specialist Dr. David Jang facilitates exposure for neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Zomorodi in this endoscopic, transnasal approach to the anterior skull base. #ENT #Neurosurgery #Duke

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 2)

Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 1)

Francis McGovern, MD
Department of Urology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. McGovern performs a cystoscopy and places uretal stents in a patient who is about to undergo a HIPEC surgery. This is part 2 of our HIPEC series with Dr. Cusack with more to follow. #mgh #urology #cystoscopy #HIPEC