Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Principles and Practice of Thoracoscopic Technique
Marco Scarci Piergiorgio Solli Alan D L Sihoe
This book provides a comprehensive, practical and timely review of all aspects of video-assisted, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, used to treat conditions of the lung, pleura, mediastinum, chest wall and diaphragm.
Advances in technologies and instrumentation mean almost all thoracic surgeries may be performed by minimally invasive techniques rather than the traditional open surgeries.
This book describes the thoracoscopic procedures in current specialist practice with discussion on indications, patient selection, surgical approaches, complications and clinical outcomes.
The book opens with a summary of the rationale for minimally invasive surgery and when to convert to open surgery, as well as anaesthetic and peri-operative considerations, before covering the range of procedures organised by anatomical site.
Numerous figures and diagrams describe every technique in detail and an authoritative, international team of contributors provides clinical experience and expert guidance.
Marco Scarci MD FRCS
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Piergiorgio Solli MD PhD
Vice Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Alan D L Sihoe MA FRCS FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, China