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Awake minimal invasive carinal resection—tightrope walking in thoracic surgery?

Authors: Thomas Schweiger, Walter Klepetko, Konrad Hoetzenecker


On 7 August 1974, the 24-year-old French tightrope walker, Philippe Petit, captivated the world when he walked across a steel high wire suspended between the New York City's Twin Towers—without a safety net (Figure 1). More than four decades later this coup is still considered as one of the most extreme tightrope walks ever…