EDITORS'  SELECTION

Esophageal

A history of surgery for locally-advanced (T4) cancer of the thoracic esophagus in Japan and a personal perspective.

Fujita, Hiromasa

Thoracoscopic esophagectomy using prone positioning.

Noshiro, Hirokazu; Miyake, Shuusuke

Pulmonary

Clinico-pathological features and management of lung cancer patients with atherosclerotic vascular diseases.

Shoji, Fumihiro; Morodomi, Yosuke; Kyuragi, Ryoichi; Okamoto, Tatsuro; Matsumoto, Takuya; Yano, Tokujiro; Maehara, Yoshihiko

Endobronchial closure of a bronchopleural fistula using a fibrin glue-coated collagen patch and fibrin glue.

Ishikawa, Keidai; Kato, Tatsuya; Aragaki, Masato; Hase, Ryunosuke; Saikai, Toyohiro; Matsui, Yoshiro; Kaji, Mitsuhito

A successful case of robotic bronchoplastic lobectomy for lung cancer.

Nakamura, Hiroshige; Taniguchi, Yuji; Miwa, Ken; Fujioka, Shinji; Matsuoka, Yuki; Kubouchi, Yasuaki

Cardiovascular

Surgical repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defects-2013 update.

Isoda, Susumu; Osako, Motohiko; Kimura, Tamizo; Nishimura, Kenji; Yamanaka, Nozomu; Nakamura, Shingo; Maehara, Tadaaki

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting revisited: experience and evidence from Japan.

Yaku, Hitoshi; Doi, Kiyoshi; Okawa, Kazunari

Risk factors in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms in the endovascular ERA.

Hideichi Wada, Masanori Nishimura, Hitoshi Matsumura, Shin Yamamoto, Yuji Sekine, Yasuyuki Hosoda

Treatment of prosthetic graft infection after thoracic aorta replacement.

Tamaki Takano, Takamitsu Terasaki, Yuko Wada, Tatsuichiro Seto, Daisuke Fukui, Jun Amano

Long-term outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in left ventricular dysfunction.

Fukui, Toshihiro; Tabata, Minoru; Takanashi, Shuichiro

Mid-term outcomes of acute type B aortic dissection in Japan single center.

Minami, Tomoyuki; Imoto, Kiyotaka; Uchida, Keiji; Yasuda, Shota; Karube, Norihisa; Suzuki, Shinichi; Masuda, Munetaka