2014, XIX, 221 p. 172 illus., 142 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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Systematic descriptions of all thoracic procedures that can be performed via the transcervical approach, including indications, contraindications, technique, complications and results
Step-by-step guidance on surgical procedures
Video clips showing the most important technical details
Use of the transcervical approach in thoracic surgery has advanced significantly during the past 60 years, owing primarily to advances in technology. Nevertheless, the possibilities of this approach have never been compiled in a systematic way. This book aims to rectify the situation by describing, in a structured way, all the thoracic procedures that can be performed using the transcervical approach. Indications and contraindications, surgical techniques, complications, and results are all covered, based on the authors’ experience and published reports. The contents encompass diverse surgical endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and staging, use of the transcervical approach for surgery to the thymus and mediastinum, lungs and bronchi, trachea, and esophagus, and miscellaneous items including the role of robotic surgery.
DIAGNOSTIC AND STAGING SURGICAL ENDOSCOPIES.- Mediastinoscopy.- Extended Cervical Mediastinoscopy.- Remediastinoscopy.- Mediastino-Thoracoscopy.- Cervical Incision Thoracic Endoscopic Surgery (CITES).- Mediastinal Ultrasonography (MUS) as a Surgical Adjuvant In Lung Cancer Staging.- Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopic Lymphadenectomy (VAMLA).- Transcervical Extended Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy (TEMLA): The Standard Procedure And Its Variations.- THYMUS AND MEDIASTINUM.- Thymectomy Through Cervicotomy.- Transcervical Extended Thymectomy With Bilateral Opening Of The Mediastinal Pleura.- Transcervical Thymectomy With Bilateral Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).- Rethymectomy.- Transcervical Resection Of Mediastinal Metastatic Nodes And Mediastinal Tumors.- Miscellaneous Indications: Mediastinitis, Cysts, Etc.- LUNGS AND BRONCHI.- Lobectomy.- Closure Of Postpneumonectomy Bronchopleural Fistula.- Closure Of The Main Bronchus Prior To The Definitive Pneumonectomy.- TRACHEA AND OESOPHAGUS.- Tracheal Resection.- Oesophageal Procedures.- MISCELLANY.- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome –Supraclavicular Approach.- Robotics.