Venous Surgery of the Mediastinum (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-06-19 01:30:47



This series on “Venous Surgery of the Mediastinum” is edited by Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Michael T. Jaklitsch, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Michael T. Jaklitsch is a thoracic surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. He is program director of the cardiothoracic residency program and is a full professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Jaklitsch received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a research fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and a general surgery residency at the University of Alabama Hospital. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1997.

His major clinical interest is lung cancer, including the unique needs of elderly cancer patients and the use of minimally invasive techniques such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

Series outline:

  1. Introduction to the series
  2. Large Veins of Mediastinum: Cannulation strategies
  3. CAB and ECMO support strategies for Resection Mediastinal Veins
  4. Anatomy of Mediastinal Veins and Nerves
  5. Thymic en bloc resections with veins
  6. Venous Reconstruciton options for Mediasitnum
  7. The Jugular-Subclavian Junction and venous drainage of the brain
  8. Chylopericardium