Irreversible Electroporation for Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Contributors: Robert C.G. Martin, II

Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (Stage 3) is defined by encasement or abutment of vital venous and arterial structures.  Irreversible electroporation (IRE) represents an effective local non-thermal ablation modality for treatment of solid tumors involving critical vascular and biliary structures.  Electroporation creates pores in the cell membrane and disrupts the ionic gradients while sparing the extracellular matrix, resulting in preservation of blood vessel and biliary scaffolding.


Editor Recruited by: Jeffrey B. Matthews

Robotic Retroperitoneoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: 4-Arm Technique

In this video, we demonstrate the set-up, port configuration, and key steps involved in performing a robotic-assisted retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy.


Ultrasound Guided Thoracoscopic Dental Extraction

Contributors: Rodrigo Ruiz and Adele Brudnicki

We present a minimally invasive approach for removal of an aspirated tooth that was not extractable via rigid / flexible bronchoscopy.  The multimodal technique results in a successful extraction via non-anatomic wedge resection of the affected portion of the lung and thereby obviates the need for a formal lobectomy.

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