Post-thoracic Surgery Patient Management and Complications

  • Jean Y. Perentes
  • Marc de PerrotEmail author


Thoracic surgery has significantly evolved over the past 10 years with the advent of minimal invasive techniques that have changed the postoperative course of patients. The objectives during the postoperative period remain, however, similar and include pain management, early mobilization, and aggressive respiratory physiotherapy. While these concepts may appear trivial, their implementation remains a major challenge.


Surgery Preparation Oxygen Lung manipulation Management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of Toronto, Toronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Hospital of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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