Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery

  • ID: 4033808
  • Book
  • 1040 Pages
  • TFM Publishing Ltd (UK)
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Following on from the success of the international bestseller Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery, the long awaited Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery will be the next book in the Key Questions series to be released. Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery will systematically cover all the main topics involved in the current practice of a thoracic surgeon. It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American College of Chest Physicians, British Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society) and up-to-date information based on current literature. Each chapter will be structured to include etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, indications for surgery, peri-operative management, surgical options and postoperative care. Possible complications will be discussed and the results of current practice presented. Importantly, there will be a section on basic sciences related to the practising thoracic surgeon and a further section on thoracic investigations with many images illustrating the variety of pathologies.

Each chapter will also contain important references for further reading and greater depth of knowledge. The data and body of knowledge presented in this book is strictly evidence-based and is relevant to all thoracic surgical trainees, at any stage of their training programme. It will provide residents, fellows and specialist registrars the necessary information to carry out their daily duties. Respiratory physicians and thoracic intensive care unit specialists will also find the book useful in terms of the indications and surgical management of these patients, as they are integral to the thoracic surgical process. Another important group is the nursing staff, physiotherapists and other professions allied to medicine working with patients with adult thoracic disease either pre-operatively or postoperatively, as it will help to give a detailed understanding of the principles surrounding thoracic surgical disease.

Most importantly, the book is ideal as a revision aid for residents/registrars undertaking their Cardiothoracic Surgery Board examinations around the world. Although these examinations vary in format in different countries, this book is applicable to all cardiothoracic surgical trainees. Its concise, yet complete coverage of the important topics, make it the ideal guide to answer the key questions in thoracic surgery that are asked within the confines of an examination.

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Chapter 1 Thoracic anatomy
Chapter 2 Lung physiology
Chapter 3 Pharmacology  
Chapter 4 Thoracic radiology
Chapter 5 Pulmonary function tests
Chapter 6 Oesophageal function tests
Chapter 7 Pre-operatiVe  assessment of a thoracic surgical patient
Chapter 8 Thoracic anaesthesia
Chapter 9 Thoracic surgical procedures  
Chapter 10 Thoracic surgical complications  
Chapter 11 Non-small cell lung cancer
Chapter 12 Small cell lung cancer
Chapter 13 Chemotherapy 
Chapter 14 Radiotherapy 
Chapter 15 Carcinoid  and benign pulmonary tumours  
Chapter 16 Pulmonary metastases
Chapter 17 Solitary pulmonary nodule  
Chapter 18 Chronic obstructive  pulmonary disease
Chapter 19 Lung infections
Chapter 20 Interstitial lung disease  
Chapter 21 Pulmonary transplantation  
Chapter 22 Haemoptysis  
Chapter 23 Tracheal lesions
Chapter 24 Mesothelioma 
Chapter 25 Pleural effusion
Chapter 26 Pneumothorax 
Chapter 27 Haemothorax  
Chapter 28 Chylothorax  
Chapter 29 Pleural empyema
Chapter 30 Pectus deformities  
Chapter 31 Chest  wall tumours 
Chapter 32 Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal tumours
Chapter 33 Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease  and hiatus hernia
Chapter 34 Dysphagia, oesophageal motility disorders and oesophagopharyngeal diverticula
Chapter 35 Mediastinal lesions 
Chapter 36 Thymic lesions
Chapter 37 Diaphragmatic disorders
Chapter 38 Hyperhidrosis and superior  vena cava obstruction
Chapter 39 Thoracic outlet syndrome
Chapter 40 Thoracic trauma

Appendix I Anatomical structures on frontal and lateral chest  radiographs (CXR)
Appendix II Anatomical structures on axial computed tomography (CT) scans (mediastinal and lung windows)
Appendix III Bronchopulmonary  segments
Appendix IV Bronchoscopy 
Appendix V Lung volumes and capacities
Appendix VI Respiratory flow-volume loops
Appendix VII Pleural effusion differential diagnosis  
Appendix VIII TNM classification (2010) for non-small cell lung cancer  (NSCLC)
Appendix IX TNM staging  (2010) for non-small cell lung cancer  (NSCLC)
Appendix X International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) lymph node station map
Appendix XI TNM classification (2010) for oesophageal carcinoma
Appendix XII TNM staging (2010) for oesophageal carcinoma (adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)
Appendix XIII Endoscopic ultrasound  (EUS) assessment of the layers of the oesophageal wall
Appendix XIV International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) classification for mesothelioma


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Narain Moorjani MB ChB, MRCS, MD, FRCS (C-Th) Papworth Hospital, University of Cambridge,UK; Nicola Viola MD Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton, UK; William S.Walker FRCS Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, UK

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