Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

  • Mario Lima

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giovanni Ruggeri, Francesco Fascetti-Leon, Giulio Gregori, Mario Lima
      Pages 3-15
    3. Gianluigi Pilu
      Pages 17-29
    4. Michelangelo Baldazzi, Filomena Carfagnini, Giovanni Tani
      Pages 31-41
    5. Giulia Bottazzi, Andrea Gentili, Maria Elena Latrofa, Simonetta Baroncini
      Pages 43-56
    6. Steven S. Rothenberg
      Pages 57-62
    7. Steven S. Rothenberg
      Pages 63-70
  3. Esophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Barbara Bizzarri, Alessia Ghiselli, Alessandro Fugazza, Gian Luigi de’ Angelis
      Pages 73-91
    3. Steven W. Bruch, Arnold G. Coran, Shaun M. Kunisaki
      Pages 93-110
    4. Steven W. Bruch, Arnold G. Coran, Shaun M. Kunisaki
      Pages 111-119
    5. Shaun M. Kunisaki, Steven W. Bruch, Arnold G. Coran
      Pages 121-133
    6. Shaun M. Kunisaki, Steven W. Bruch, Arnold G. Coran
      Pages 135-143
    7. Olivier Reinberg
      Pages 145-157
    8. Juan A. Tovar
      Pages 159-170
    9. Marcello Carlucci, Girolamo Mattioli, Vincenzo Jasonni
      Pages 171-178
  4. Larynx and Trachea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Francesca Masciopinto, Andrea Gentili, Amedeo Bianchini, Simonetta Baroncini
      Pages 181-191
    3. Michele Torre, Marcello Carlucci, Vincenzo Jasonni
      Pages 193-203
    4. Michele Torre, Marcello Carlucci, Vincenzo Jasonni
      Pages 205-215
    5. Carlo Pace Napoleone, Gaetano Domenico Gargiulo
      Pages 217-224
  5. Diaphragm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Francesco Molinaro, Rossella Angotti, Francesco Ferrara, Francesca Borruto, Mario Messina, François Becmeur
      Pages 227-232
    3. Francesco Molinaro, Anna Lavinia Bulotta, Elisa Cerchia, Francesca Borruto, Mario Messina, François Becmeur
      Pages 233-238
  6. Lungs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Juan A. Tovar
      Pages 241-251
    3. Juan A. Tovar
      Pages 253-261
    4. Giovanni Ruggeri, Michela Maffi, Francesca Destro, Mario Lima
      Pages 263-267
    5. Giovanni Ruggeri, Francesca Destro, Giulio Gregori, Mario Lima
      Pages 269-277
    6. Marcello Dòmini, Mario Lima
      Pages 279-290
  7. Chest Wall

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Michele Torre, Giovanni Rapuzzi, Patricio Varela, Vincenzo Jasonni
      Pages 293-307
    3. Maria V. Romanini, Simonetta Franchelli, Pierluigi Santi, Vincenzo Jasonni
      Pages 309-322
  8. Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Francesco Molinaro, François Becmeur
      Pages 325-337
    3. Giovanni Ruggeri, Michela Maffi, Tommaso Gargano, Mario Lima
      Pages 339-350
    4. Giovanni Ruggeri, Dalia Gobbi, Michele Libri, Mario Lima
      Pages 351-362
    5. Giovanni Ruggeri, Giulio Gregori, Beatrice Randi, Mario Lima
      Pages 363-372
    6. Olivier Reinberg
      Pages 373-378
  9. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Marcello Dòmini, Veronica Carlini, Mario Lima
      Pages 381-390
  10. Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Riccardo Masetti, Tamara Belotti, Luca Bertelli, Daniele Zama, Andrea Pession
      Pages 393-401
    3. Philip J. Hammond, Robert Carachi
      Pages 403-418
    4. Riccardo Masetti, Luca Bertelli, Daniele Zama, Tamara Belotti, Andrea Pession
      Pages 419-426
    5. Riccardo Masetti, Daniele Zama, Luca Bertelli, Tamara Belotti, Andrea Pession
      Pages 427-438
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 439-443

About this book


The past two decades have witnessed a technological revolution in surgery, leading to the widespread application of minimally invasive techniques. Such techniques have had a profound impact on the diagnosis and therapy of thoracic disorders, including in the pediatric age group.

This book is intended as a practical guide to the current approaches in pediatric thoracic surgery. Up-to-date information is provided on the surgical techniques employed for diagnosis and therapy in a wide range of congenital and acquired thoracic pathologies from the prenatal age to adolescence. Among the disorders considered in detail are cystic malformations of the lung, chest wall deformities, diaphragmatic hernias, esophageal anomalies, mediastinal tumors, laryngeal anomalies, and thoracic infections. The authors are distinguished experts in the field from across the world. Pediatric Thoracic Surgery will be of value not only for pediatric thoracic surgeons but also for adult thoracic surgeons, pediatric anesthetists, and pediatric respiratory physicians.


minimally invasive surgery pediatric surgery pediatric intensive care thoracic malformation thoracic surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Lima
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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