Pediatric Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive coverage of the newer developments and the most up-to-date information on many areas showing that morbidity in thoracic surgery has been immensely reduced as a result of new minor technical changes, significantly improving outcome. Recently, innovative flaps for broncho-pleural fistulas in children have helped to reduce morbidity, more aggressive surgery for thoracic malignancies in children have helped to improve their outcome and some of the newer materials and technological advances have changed overall outlook for thoracic wall tumours. Similarly, the outcome of pediatric thoracic trauma and some of the rare conditions have improved because of better understanding and operative interventions. Delayed intervention by preoperative stabilisation is an example of better understanding of the pathological process.
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, with contributions from experts worldwide, covers the field (non-cardiac) in significant depth and is a useful reference work for pediatric and thoracic surgeons. It is also a valuable guide for both adult and pediatric surgeons managing pediatric thoracic surgery on occasional basis or only during acute emergency. Pediatric respiratory physicians, anesthetists and fetal medicine doctors will also find this work of interest.
Written for: Pediatric surgery trainees and consultants, thoracic surgeons, general surgeons
- pediatric thoracic surgery
Table of contents
Applied anatomy.- Developmental biology and embryology of the thorax.- Applied physiology and pulmonary function testing.- Radiology of the chest.- Anaesthesia for thoracic surgery.- Thoracoscopic surgery.- Thoracic incisions and operative approaches.- Pneumonia.- Empyema thoracis.- Pulmonary tuberculosis.- Lung abscess.- Pulmonary hydatid disease.- Bronchiectasis.- Chronic pleuro-pulmonary and chest wall infections.- Thoracic trauma. General considerations.- Blunt thoracic trauma.- Penetrating thoracic trauma.- Anterior mediastinal tumours.- Posterior mediastinal tumours.- Lung tumours.- Chest wall tumours.- Congenital malformations.- Oesophageal stricture.- Oesophageal replacement.- Achalasia.- Gastro-oesophageal reflux.- Oesophageal foreign .- Foreign bodies in the airway.- Vascular rings.- Foregut duplication cysts.- Cystic adenomatoid malformation.- Pulmonary sequestration.- Congenital lobar emphysema.- Respiratory disorders of the newborn.- Cystic fibrosis.- Pulmonary haemorrhage and haemoptysis.- Interstitial diseases of the lung.- Pneumothorax.- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia.- Diaphragmatic eventration and phrenic palsy.- Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation.- Diaphragmatic pacing in children.- Pectus excavatum.- Thoracic outlet syndrome.- Thoracopagus conjoined twins.- Chylothorax.- The thymus and myasthenia gravis.- Hyperhidrosis and thoracic sympathectomy.