This series of the Shanghai Chest journal aimed to describe the risks and indications of pneumonectomies in the third millennium in the light of innovative technologies and new therapies. Also, standard, intrapericardial and extrapleural pneumonectomies have been described by outleading authors along with indications for the procedures. In this perspective, the different items are not an all-encompassing reviews, but they contain the highlights along with the essential references for additional readings.
The role of endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration in patients candidate to pneumonectomy
Postpneumonectomy respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome: risk factors and outcome
Elucidation of clinicopathological factors associated with improved clinical outcomes for carinal pneumonectomy in T4 non-small cell lung cancer
The role of extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: reviewing 20-years of experience
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pneumonectomy: an update in the evolution of this minimally invasive approach
The series “The Role of Pneumonectomy in Thoracic Surgery in The Third Millennium” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any sponsorship or funding. Lorenzo Spaggiari and Luca Bertolaccini are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.