A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.
Dr. Michael Reinhorn performs a pilonidal cleft lift procedure, thoroughly describing the pre-op, post-op, and intraoperative steps, on a young man who previously had surgery but experienced recurrence.
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Mastoid Obliteration Duke University Medical Center Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown, MD Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
After a canal-wall-down mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma, a patient presented with recurrence and persistent infection. Dr. Calhoun Cunningham III performs a mastoid obliteration with ossicular chain reconstruction to both eradicate the disease and restore the patient's hearing.
Cubital Tunnel Release Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery
Cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common compressive neuropathy, causes tingling and numbness in the ring and small fingers and can be treated with either a cubital tunnel release or an ulnar transposition. In this case, Dr. Asif Ilyas demonstrates the former on a cadaveric hand.