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Current Concepts in General Thoracic Surgery

Edited by Lucio Cagini

University of Perugia, Italy

The Aim of "Current Concepts of General Thoracic Surgery" is to provide a brief overview of several topics in this field. It includes a collection of contributions from many outstanding Authors who provide their knowledge and experience from many countries around the world. We apologize for the chapters reviewed that have were not chosen for publication in this book; however, according to the single centres experience, the final result offers thorough and precious information on the several topics evaluated by the Authors. The wide range of subjects discussed goes from CT assessment of solitary pulmonary and metastatic nodules to prospective studies of drug delivery in thoracic surgery including surgical risk prediction, stress reaction, robotic pulmonary and cardiac procedures, vascular and thoracic reconstruction techniques, thoracic trauma and mediastinal fistula. I believe that this book represents an enhancement in the knowledge and in the involvement of individuals dedicated to these areas of study. It is my duty and pleasure to thank colleagues who helped me in the interesting and stimulating review process; Dr. Stefano Pasquino for cardiac surgery and Professor Francesco Puma for his many worthwhile suggestions.

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Current Concepts in General Thoracic SurgeryEdited by Lucio Cagini

Published: December 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3070

ISBN: 978-953-51-0870-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7048-8

Copyright year: 2012

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5 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Malignant Pulmonary Solitary Nodules: High Resolution Computed Tomography Morphologic and Ancillary Features in the Differentiation of Histotypes

By Michele Scialpi, Teresa Pusiol, Irene Piscioli, Alberto Rebonato, Lucio Cagini, Lucio Bellantonio, Marina Mustica, Francesco Puma, Luca Brunese and Antonio Rotondo


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2. Primary Lung Cancer Coexisting with Lung Metastases from Various Malignancies

By Noritoshi Nishiyama


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3. The Acute Stress Reaction to Major Thoracic Surgery

By Lucio Cagini, Jacopo Vannucci, Michele Scialpi and Francesco Puma


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4. Short and Long Term Results of Major Lung Resections in Very Elderly People

By Cristian Rapicetta, Massimiliano Paci, Tommaso Ricchetti, Sara Tenconi, Salvatore De Franco and Giorgio Sgarbi


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5. Risk Prediction and Outcome Analysis

By Constance K. Haan


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6. Robot Assisted Thoracic Surgery (RATS)

By Naohiro Kajiwara, Masatoshi Kakihana, Jitsuo Usuda, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Kawate and Norihiko Ikeda


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7. Valved Conduits Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery for Complex Congenital Heart Defects

By Antonio F. Corno


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8. Surgical Management of the Aortic Root

By B. Goslin and R. Hooker


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9. Robotic Resection of Left Atrial Myxoma

By José Francisco Valderrama Marcos, María Teresa González López and Julio Gutiérrez de Loma


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10. Thoracic Reconstruction

By Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Tiffany N.S. Ballard and Paul S. Cederna


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11. Thoracic Trauma

By Slobodan Milisavljević, Marko Spasić and Miloš Arsenijevic


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12. Thoracic Vascular Trauma

By Nicolas J. Mouawad, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis and Ajay Gupta


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13. Endoscopic Clipping and Application of Fibrin Glue for an Esophago-Mediastinal Fistula

By Hiroshi Makino, Hiroshi Yoshida and Eiji Uchida


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14. Localized Drug Delivery for Cardiothoracic Surgery

By Christopher Rolfes, Stephen Howard, Ryan Goff and Paul A. Iaizzo


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