The Transcervical Approach in Thoracic Surgery

  • Marcin Zieliński
  • Ramón Rami-Porta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Diagnostic and Staging Surgical Endoscopies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ramón Rami-Porta, Juan Carlos Trujillo-Reyes, Roser Saumench-Perramon
      Pages 3-8
    3. Ramón Rami-Porta, Sergi Call, Mireia Serra-Mitjans
      Pages 9-27
    4. Sergi Call, Carme Obiols, Ramon Rami-Porta
      Pages 29-35
    5. Michèle De Waele, Paul E. Van Schil
      Pages 37-44
    6. Alan G. Dawson, David A. Waller
      Pages 45-51
    7. Eric Goudie, Moishe Liberman
      Pages 61-66
    8. Michael Wolf, Biruta Witte, Martin Hürtgen
      Pages 67-88
    9. Biruta Witte, Michael Wolf, Martin Hürtgen
      Pages 89-99
  3. Thymus and Mediastinum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Wojciech Czajkowski, Marcin Zieliński, Juliusz Pankowski, Tomasz Nabiałek, Artur Szlubowski
      Pages 127-136
    3. Marcin Zieliński
      Pages 141-147
    4. Josep Belda-Sanchis, Manuela Iglesias-Sentís, Elisabeth Martínez-Téllez
      Pages 149-156
  4. Lungs and Bronchi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Marcin Zieliński, Juliusz Pankowski
      Pages 159-163
    3. Cristian Paleru, Ciprian Bolca, Ioan Cordoș
      Pages 165-170
  5. Trachea and Oesophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Justin D. Blasberg, Douglas J. Mathisen
      Pages 173-191
    3. Subroto Paul, Nasser Altorki
      Pages 193-201
  6. Miscellany

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-221

About this book


Use of the transcervical approach in thoracic surgery has advanced significantly during the past 60 years, owing primarily to advances in technology. Nevertheless, the possibilities of this approach have never been compiled in a systematic way. This book aims to rectify the situation by describing, in a structured way, all the thoracic procedures that can be performed using the transcervical approach. Indications and contraindications, surgical techniques, complications, and results are all covered, based on the authors’ experience and published reports. The contents encompass diverse surgical endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and staging, use of the transcervical approach for surgery to the thymus and mediastinum, lungs and bronchi, trachea, and esophagus, and miscellaneous items including the role of robotic surgery.​


Mediastinal lymphadenectomy Mediastinal tumors Mediastinoscopy Thymectomy Transcervical lobectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcin Zieliński
    • 1
  • Ramón Rami-Porta
    • 2
  1. 1.Thoracic SurgeryPulmonary HospitalZakopanePoland
  2. 2.Thoracic Surgery ServiceUniversity Hospital Mutua TerrassaTerrassaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54564-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54565-8
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