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


Section I: Pathophysiology of Pneumonectomy
Innovative functional staging and assessment of operative risk in candidates for pneumonectomy
Michael Gooseman, Alessandro Brunelli

Section II: Pneumonectomy for Benign Diseases
Pneumonectomy in pulmonary tuberculosis—to do or not to do?
Igor Yakovlevich Motus, Alexander Victorovich Bazhenov

Pneumonectomy for trauma and war casualties
João Santos Silva, Paulo Almeida Calvinho, Anne Olland, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz

Section III: Pneumonectomy in Malignancy
Salvage pneumonectomy after definitive chemo-radiotherapy
Luca Bertolaccini, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Pneumonectomy for lung metastases: the role in the modern era
Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo, Madalina Grigoroiu, Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Emmanuel Brian, Dominique Gossot, Philippe Girard

Section IV: Surgical Techniques
Completion pneumonectomy—indications, practical problems and open questions
Dragan Subotic, Didier Lardinois
Carinal pneumonectomy: a 36-year experience
Marco Mammana, Pia Ferrigno, Marco Schiavon, Federico Rea
Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy
Francesco Petrella, Luca Salvi, Marco Venturino, Francesco Alamanni, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pneumonectomy: an update in the evolution of this minimally invasive approach
William Guido-Guerrero, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas

Section V: Perioperative Management
Management of medical complications after pneumonectomy
Alessio Campisi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jizhuang Luo, Franco Stella, Wentao Fang
Postpneumonectomy syndrome
Maria Lucia L. Madariaga, Douglas J. Mathisen


More articles in this issue are to be published.