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Upcoming focused issue—Pediatric Thoracic Surgery by Dr. Paolo Scanagatta

Published: 2019-01-17

This Focused Issue on Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, guest edited by Dr. Paolo Scanagatta, aims to highlight historical background and state of art, to bring a general overview of the treatment of benign and malignant diseases, and to discuss future perspective (minimally invasive surgery, VATS, RATS and multidisciplinary team treatment). We wish to cross fertilize topics from a pool of international repute and bring them to clinical, scientific and academic platform to portray their viewpoints, results and experiences. The sections of this focused issue include Original Articles, Reviews, and Perspective.

Below is the preliminary outline of the focused issue:

Preface
Introducing Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Paolo Scanagatta, MD, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy

Articles
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery: a historical overview
Ugo Pastorino, MD, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy

Pectus excavatum in adolescents and children: the Nuss technique
Roberto Crisci, MD, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, University of L’Aquila-Teramo, L’Aquila, Italy

Pectus excavatum in adolescents and children: the Ravitch technique
Massimo Torre, MD, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy

Open-surgery repair of congenital malformation of the chest: indications, technical tips and outcomes
Maurizio Infante, MD, Verona Hospital, Italy

Surgical and endoscopic treatment of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children and adolescents
Serena Conforti, MD, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy

Lung transplantation in adolescents
Mario Nosotti, MD, Hospital Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy

Lung transplantation in children. Indications, technical tips and outcomes
Alessandro Bertani, MD, Pittsburg University, USA and IRCCS ISMETT - UPMC Italy Palermo, Italy

Tracheal malformations: endoscopic evaluation and treatment
Alessandro Gonfiotti, MD, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy

Surgical treatment in tracheal tumors of children and adolescents
Cesare Piazza, MD, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy

Thinking uniportal in pediatric thoracic surgery
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, Coruña University Hospital, UCTMI and Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Pulmonary Metastasectomy in children and adolescents
Paolo Scanagatta,MD, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy

Approaches to the thoracic cavities
Luca Bertolaccini, MD, Bologna, Italy

Germinal mediastinal primitive tumors
Andrea Necchi, MD, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy

Robotic Thoracic Surgery in Children and Adolescents
Robert J.Cerfolio, MD, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, NY, USA

VATS sympathicectomy in adolescents
Felipe Carvalho Braga, MD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children and adolescents
Cristiano Breda, MD, Ospedale dell’Angelo, Mestre, Italy

Multidisciplinary team approach for pediatric thoracic tumors: new horizons and oldies but goldies
Cristina Meazza, MD, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy

Hope to bring you an inspirational collection!

Paolo Scanagatta, MD
Pediatric Thoracic Surgeon, Thoracic Surgery Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor

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