Focused Issue on The Role of Pneumonectomy in Thoracic Surgery in The Third Millennium

Posted On 2019-06-21 14:23:09



This focused issue on “The Role of Pneumonectomy in Thoracic Surgery in The Third Millennium” is edited by Dr. Lorenzo Spaggiari, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy; and Dr. Luca Bertolaccini, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy.

Dr. Lorenzo Spaggiari was born in Casina (RE) on May, 9th, 1961. He was graduated at the Medical School in 1988, and he obtained the research doctorate (PhD) in Surgical Cardio-Thoracic Physiopathology in 1995. Subsequently, he completed the residency in General Surgery and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Currently he is Director of Lung Cancer Program at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, and Chief of Surgical Thoracic Department.

Dr. Luca Bertolaccini is a Thoracic Surgeon at Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan (IT). He is a Lecturer of the University of L’Aquila (IT). He was a Lecturer of the University of Turin (IT). His primary clinical interests focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Uniportal VATS. His research interests and main publications focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Biostatistics.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Physiologic consequences of pneumonectomy
  2. Innovative functional staging and assessment of operative risk in candidates for pneumonectomy
  3. Innovative mediastinal staging in candidates for pneumonectomy
  4. Anaesthetic strategies and ARDS prevention in patients undergoing pneumonectomy
  5. Pneumonectomy for empyema
  6. Pneumonectomy in the treatment of aspergillosis and the tuberculosis
  7. Pneumonectomy for trauma and war casualties
  8. Pneumonectomy for lung cancer
  9. Pneumonectomy in stage III/N2 Lung cancer
  10. Salvage pneumonectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy
  11. Extended pneumonectomy for T4 lung cancer
  12. Lung resections after pneumonectomy
  13. Pneumonectomy for lung metastases
  14. Extrapleural pneumonectomy for pleural malignancies
  15. Salvage pneumonectomy in long term survivors after biological and immunotherapeutic treatments
  16. Pneumonectomy for carcinoid
  17. Fundamentals of standards left and right pneumonectomy
  18. Completion pneumonectomy
  19. Carinal and sleeve pneumonectomy
  20. Veno-venous ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Trac
  21. Robotic pneumonectomy
  22. Multiport VATS pneumonectomy
  23. Uniportal VATS Pneumonectomy
  24. Management of medical complications after pneumonectomy
  25. Management of postpneumonectomy empyema and bronchopleural fistula
  26. Postpneumonectomy syndrome