About this book
The Manual of Pulmonary Surgery has been designed primarily as a guide to the techniques of surgery on the lungs of adults and older children. The information included and the technical points stressed are those in which, in more than 20 years of teaching thoracic surgery, I have found residents to most commonly need instruction. An effort has been made to depict the usual anatomy of the lung and its more frequent variations, as it is encountered by the surgeon. This was necessary because a detailed description of pulmonary anatomy is not readily available. The excellent monograph on Segmental Anat omy of the Lung by Professor Edward Boyden, one of my teachers, is no longer in print. The techniques illustrated are those preferred by the author; no attempt has been made to describe all of the possible variations. Deanne McKeown has illustrated the entire book. Her drawings of the procedures are based on sketches or photographs made in the operating room. The use of full color illustrations to emphasize important technical or anatomical detail adds to the ease of understanding the text. A section on the indications for pulmonary resection that contains the information commonly used for surgical decision-making has been included.
Lungenchirurgie anatomy lung necrosis surgery thoracic surgery