3D Printer custom-made sternum successfully implanted

Our first patient treated with a custom-made titanium sternum was successfully discharged home. The patient had a huge sternal sarcoma completely resected and the sternum and anterior costal edges were replaced with a custom-made implant. The prosthesis was designed by Salamanca University Hospital thoracic surgeons in cooperaton with Anatomics, a Melbourne-based company. The implant was…

The story of Thoracic Surgery

This book has recently been published by the Canadian Association for Thoracic Surgery. The authrs pioneered the development of Thoracic Surgery in the World. Many advanced techniques used today in daily practice were designed and developed by the authors. The book is highly recommended for all of us since we are indebted to these masters in…

SAFE SURGERY SAVES LIVES

  The recently established ESTS working group for Quality of Live and Patient Safety organized a symposium on Tuesday June 17 in Copenhagen. Several aspects of patients’ quality of life after lung and oesophageal resection and chest wall repair were discussed. Tom Rice presented the Cleveland Clinic initiative on Transforming Healthcare through Empathy and Innovation…

ESTS TEXTBOOK

The ESTS has launched and presented the ESTS Textbook of Thoracic Surgery during the ESTS Meeting in Copenhagen. In the picture, Jaroslaw Kuzdzal, the Editor, is proudly showing the first volume to the ESTS Council. The book has been prepared in two versions: a traditional printed textbook and a multimedia version and includes 109 chapters presenting…

3d ESTS Course in Kazan: Mikhail Perelman Memorial

The 3d ESTS Course of Thoracic Surgery took place recently in Kazan, (26-28 February). The Course started with the M. Perelman Memorial. One of the most relevant figures of Thoracic Surgery in the World passed away in March 23d, 2013. You can find more information and images of Academician Perelman visiting the ESTS web page.