Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery in Italy: State of the Art

Posted On 2017-10-19 17:58:08

This focused issue on“Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery in Italy: State of the Art”, guest edited by Dr. Roberto Crisci and Dr. Luca Bertolaccini, aims to review the Italian experience in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and addresses the potential benefits and limitations of the VATS and RATS in the thoracic surgical procedures.

Preface
The state of the art of the minimally invasive thoracic surgery in Italy
Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci

Review Article on Thoracic Surgery
Physiopathology aspects of anatomical video-assisted thoracic surgery resections: current status and prospects of development
Majed Refai, Marco Andolfi, Armando Sabbatini

Review Article on Thoracic Surgery
VATS segmentectomy: an underused option?
Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Lorenzo Rosso, Alessandro Palleschi, Margherita Cattaneo, Alessandra Mazzucco, Mario Nosotti

Original Article on Thoracic Surgery
Thoracoscopic lobectomy for locally advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer is a feasible and safe approach: analysis from multi-institutional national database
Alessandro Gonfiotti, Stefano Bongiolatti, Luca Bertolaccini, Domenico Viggiano, Piergiorgio Solli, Andrea Droghetti, Alessandro Bertani, Roberto Crisci, Luca Voltolini, Italian VATS Group

Review Article on Robotic Surgery
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy learning curve: what program should be offered in a residency course?
Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Gino Zaccagna, Angela De Palma, Francesca Gabriele, Roberto Crisci

Review Article on Robotic Surgery
Cost/efficacy evaluation of the technologies applied to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy
Cecilia Menna, Mohsen Ibrahim, Erino Angelo Rendina, Federico Venuta, Claudio Andreetti

Review Article on Robotic Surgery
Robotic lobectomies: when and why?
Carlo Curcio, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Dario Amore

Review Article on Robotic Surgery
Minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy: state of the art
Marco Taurchini, Antonello Cuttitta

Review Article on Robotic Surgery
Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery thymectomy
Carlo Curcio, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Dario Amore

Surgical Technique on Thoracic Surgery
VATS thymectomy for early stage thymoma and myasthenia gravis: combined right-sided uniportal and left-sided three-portal approach
Maurizio Infante, Cristiano Benato, Riccardo Giovannetti, Cinzia Bonadiman, Barbara Canneto, Giovanni Falezza, Alessandro Lonardoni, Paola Gandini

Perspective on Thoracic Surgery
Steps in the development of a VATSlobectomy program
Dario Amore, Carlo Curcio