This qmini-textbookq zeroes in on the most practical, need-to-know information in thoracic surgery. Coverage progresses from key basic science knowledge, perioperative care, and general diagnostic and operative procedures...through the surgical treatment of lung cancer and emphysema...to the management of non-pulmonary thoracic diseases such as chest wall disorders, tracheal and diaphragmatic injuries, pleural diseases, and mediastinal masses. A concise, logical, and consistent organization makes the material easy to review. Delivers essential guidance in an economical and user-friendly format. Addresses hot topics such as minimal access surg ery, perioperative care of the thoracic patient, bronchogenic cancers, and surgery for emphysema. Begins each chapter with a bulleted list of key points, and offers crucial facts and mnemonics inside Offers an abundance of illustrations, photographs Presents only the most relevant references, highlighting particularly important ones for the reader's attention. With one additional contributorB, Asymmetrical pectus carinatum. C, Bilateral protrusion of the costal cartilages. (From Robicsek F. Surgical treatment of pectus excavatum. Chest Surg Clin North Am 2000; 10:277-296.) displacement caused by hypoplasia of its attachment toanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Mosby - 2004|