Focused Issue: Non-intubated Thoracic Surgery

Published: 2017-04-27

Guest Editors

Tommaso Claudio Mineo, MD

Emeritus Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Experimental Medicine, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.

Marcello Migliore, MD

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Catania, Policlinic University Hospital, Catania, Italy

Currently, the outline of this focused issue is as follows.
  • History at glance: non-intubated thoracic surgery
       Alessandro Tamburrini (Southampton, UK)
  • Non-intubated anesthetic techniques for thoracic surgery
       Joanne F. Irons (Cambridge, UK)
  • Non-intubated VATS for primary and secondary pneumothorax
       Masafumi Noda (Hiroshima, Japan)
  • Awake VATS resection of lung nodules
       Gaetano Rocco (Naples, Italy)
  • Lung volume reduction sugery: non-intubated, non-resectional, uniportal operations for severe emphysema
       Tommaso Claudio Mineo (Rome, Italy)
  • Role and value of non-intubated uniportal management for advanced mediastinal masses
       Vincenzo Ambrogi (Rome, Italy)
  • Awake surgery for pulmonary metastases
       Marcello Migliore (Catania, Italy)
  • Non-intubated VATS anatomical segmentectomy for lung cancer
       Jin-Shing Chen (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Technical Highlights in Non-Intubated VATS Major Resections and Reconstructions in Lung Cancer
       Diego Gonzalez-Rivas (Coruña, Spain)
  • Role, benefits and limitations of non-intubated anesthesia in thoracic surgery
       Ya-Jung Cheng (Taiwan, Taipei)
  • Non intubated major lung resection: state of the art
       Alan Sihoe (Hong Kong SAR, China)
  • The immune effect after non-intubated VATS operations
       Tommaso Claudio Mineo (Rome, Italy)