This book provides a comprehensive, practical and timely review of all aspects of video-assisted, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, used to treat conditions of the lung, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall and diaphragm.
Advances in technologies and instrumentation mean almost all thoracic surgeries may be performed by minimally invasive techniques rather than the traditional open surgeries.
This book describes the thoracoscopic procedures in current specialist practice with discussion on indications, patient selection, surgical approaches, complications and clinical outcomes.
The book opens with a summary of the rationale for minimally invasive surgery and when to convert to open surgery, as well as anaesthetic and peri-operative considerations, before covering the range of procedures organised by anatomical site.
Numerous figures and diagrams describe every technique in detail and an authoritative, international team of contributors provides clinical experience and expert guidance.
1 The rationale for minimally invasive thoracic surgery 2 The history and evolution of minimally invasive thoracic surgery 3 Establishing a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program 4 Anesthetic considerations 5 Clinical pathways in minimally invasive thoracic surgery 6 Patient preparation and port positioning 6 VATS lobectomy 7 VATS mediastinal lymph node dissection 8 Thoracoscopic pneumonectomy 9 Thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy 10 VATS en bloc chest wall resection 11 Segmental resections 12 Intra-operative complications and conversions 13 VATS for minor procedures 14 Emerging non-surgical techniques for volume reduction in emphysema 15 VATS for empyema thoracis 17 Video mediastinoscopy 16 VATS thymectomy 17 Pericardial window 20 Sympathetic nerve 18 First rib and thoracic outlet 19 Management of chylothorax 20 VATS plication of the diaphragm 21 Surgery for pectus excavatum 22 Robotic-assisted mediastinal surgery 23 Robotic-assisted lobectomy 24 Needlescopic and biportal VATS lobectomy 25 Single-port VATS lobectomy 26 Single-port VATS for benign disease 27 Non-intubated VATS 28 Endobronchial ultrasound 29 Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy 30 Air leak and chest drain management 31 Pleuroscopy
Marco Scarci MD FRCS
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Piergiorgio Solli MD PhD
Vice Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Alan D L Sihoe MA FRCS FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, China