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General Thoracic Surgery
Seventh Edition
Two-Volume Set
by Thomas W. Shields

General Thoracic Surgery guides the reader through virtually every open and endoscopic surgical technique with expert commentary by the leaders in thoracic surgery from around the world.

Coverage includes extensive sections on lung cancer and other pulmonary tumours.

All facets of thoracic disease are covered from anatomy and embryology to diagnostics, including extensive radiological sections.

Multidisciplinary contributions on medical treatment, radiation oncology, and surgery and anesthesia are included. Highlights include new material on minimally invasive procedures and thoroughly updated diagnostic and treatment information.

Operative checklists are included in procedural chapters, and procedures are presented as bulleted to-do lists wherever possible. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text with all images and video clips of selected procedures.


Volume One

The Lung, Pleura, Diaphragm, and Chest Wall

  1. Anatomy of the Thorax
  2. Embryology of the Lungs
  3. Ultrastructure and Morphometry of the Human Lung
  4. Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Lung
  5. Surgical Anatomy of the Lungs
  6. Lymphatics of the Lungs
  7. Pulmonary Gas Exchange
  8. Mechanics of Breathing
  9. Radiographic Evaluation of the Lungs and Chest
  10. Computed Tomography of the Lungs, Pleura, and Chest Wall
  11. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Thorax
  12. Positron Emission Tomography in Chest Disease
  13. Radionuclide Studies of the Lung
  14. Ultrasound Techniques in Mediastinal, Lung, and Esophageal Disease
  15. Laboratory Investigation in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Diseases
  16. Diagnostic Studies in Lung Cancer
  17. Bronchoscopic Evaluation of the Lungs and Tracheobronchial Tree
  18. Invasive Diagnostic Procedures
  19. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery as a Diagnostic Tool
  20. Pulmonary Physiologic Assessment of Operative Risk
  21. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation of the Thoracic Surgical Patient
  22. Conduct of Anesthesia
  23. The Shared Airway: Management of the Patient with Airway Pathology
  24. Anesthesia for Pediatric General Thoracic Surgery
  25. Thoracic Incisions
  26. General Features of Pulmonary Resections
  27. Thoracic Surgery in the Elderly
  28. Technical Aspects of Lobectomy
  29. Sleeve Lobectomy
  30. Pneumonectomy and Its Modifications
  31. Tracheal Sleeve Pneumonectomy
  32. Segmentectomy and Lesser Pulmonary Resections
  33. Instruments and Techniques of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  34. Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Thoracic Diseases
  35. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Wedge Pneumonectomy
  36. Median Sternotomy and Parasternal Approaches to the Lower Trachea and Mainstem Bronchi
  37. Concomitant Cardiac and Pulmonary Operations
  38. Anterior Approach to Superior Sulcus Lesions
  39. Complications of Pulmonary Resection
  40. Management of Perioperative Cardiac Events
  41. General Principles of Postoperative Care
  42. Mechanical Ventilation of the Surgical Patient
  43. Chest Wall Deformities
  44. Lung Hernias of the Chest Wall
  45. Infections of the Chest Wall
  46. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (With Transaxillary, Supraclavicular, Posterior, and VATS Approaches)
  47. Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy
  48. Anterior Transthoracic Approaches to the Spine
  49. Chest Wall Tumors
  50. Chest Wall Reconstruction
  51. Embryology and Anatomy of the Diaphragm
  52. Pacing of the Diaphragm
  53. Congenital Posterolateral Diaphragmatic Hernias and Other Less Common Hernias of the Diaphragm in Infants and Children
  54. Foramen of Morgagni Hernia
  55. Tumors of the Diaphragm
  56. Anatomy of the Pleural
  57. Resorption of Gases from the Pleural
  58. Pneumothorax
  59. Physiology of Pleural Fluid Production
  60. Benign Pleural Effusion
  61. Parapneumonic Empyema
  62. Postsurgical Empyema
  63. Tuberculous and Fungal Infections of the Pleura
  64. Fibrothorax and Decortication of the Lung
  65. Thoracoplasty: Indications of the Lung
  66. Anatomy of the Thoracic Duct and Chylothorax
  67. Localized Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura
  68. Diffuse Malignant Mesotherlioma
  69. Techniques of Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  70. Uncommon Tumors of the Pleura
  71. Malignant Pleural Effusions
  72. Malignant Pericardial Effusions
  73. Blunt and Penetrating Injuries of the Chest Wall, Pleura, and Lungs
  74. Barotrauma and Inhalation Injuries
  75. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  76. Management of Foreign Bodies of the Airway
  77. Diaphragmatic Injuries
  78. Tracheostomy
  79. Surgical Anatomy of the Trachea and Techniques of Resection and Reconstruction
  80. Management of Nonneoplastic Diseases of the Trachea
  81. Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Trachea
  82. Compression of the Trachea by Vascular Rings
  83. Congenital Lesions of the Lung
  84. Pulmonary Complications of Cystic Fibrosis
  85. Congenital Vascular Lesions of the Lungs
  86. Chronic Pulmonary Emboli
  87. Bullous and Bleb Diseases of the Lung
  88. Lung Volume Reduction
  89. Bacterial Infections of the Lungs and Bronchial Compressive Disorders
  90. Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases of the Lung
  91. Surgery for the Management of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (Environmental) Infections of the Lung
  92. Mycotic and Actinomycetic Infections of the Lung
  93. Pleuropulmonary Amebiasis
  94. Hydatid Disease of the Lung
  95. Pulmonary Paragonimiasis and Its Surgical Complications
  96. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  97. Diffuse Lung Disease
  98. Lung Transplantation
  99. Evidence-Based Thoracic Surgery
  100. Clinical Trial Design
Volume Two

  1. Lung Cancer: Epidemiology and Carcinogenesis
  2. Screening for Lung Cancer: Challenges for Thoracic Surgery
  3. Investigation and Management of Nodules Less Than One Centimeter in Size
  4. Pathology of Carcinoma of the Lung
  5. The Sentinel Lymph Node in the Non-Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Lung
  6. Present Concepts in the Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer
  7. Clinical Presentation of Lung Cancer
  8. Radiologic Evaluation of Lung Cancer
  9. Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer
  10. Surgical Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  11. Lymph Node Dissection for Lung Cancer
  12. Unknown Primary Malignancy Metastatic to Thoracic Lymph Nodes
  13. Endoluminal Management of Malignant Airway Disease
  14. Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Carcinoma of the Lung
  15. Radiation Therapy for Carcinoma of the Lung
  16. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  17. Neoadjuvant Therapy for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  18. Novel Systemic Therapy for Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  19. Emerging Technologie and Techniques for the Management of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  20. Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  21. Novel Strategies for Lung Cancer Immunotherapy
  22. Carcinoid Tumors
  23. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma and Other Primary Salivary Gland-Type Tumors of the Lung
  24. Benign Tumors of the Lung
  25. Uncommon Primary Malignant Tumors of the Lung
  26. Secondary Tumors of the Lung
  27. Lung Tumors in the Immunocompromised Host
The Esophagus

Chapters 128-161

The Mediastinum

Chapters 162-204


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General Thoracic Surgery
Seventh Edition
Two-Volume Set
by Thomas W. Shields

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