Response to the international perspectives on the 2017 annual report of Department of Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Chest Hospital

Wentao Fang

Abstract

Last year, the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Shanghai Chest Hospital published its first annual report (1). Noticeably, it contained not only a remarkably large number of surgical cases and outstanding mortality rate after major thoracic procedures, but also details in evolution of thoracic surgery in general into each specific domains.