Endoluminal Therapies for Esophageal Perforations and Leaks.


:Esophageal perforation has historically been a devastating condition resulting in high morbidity and mortality. The use of endoluminal therapies to treat esophageal leaks and perforations has grown exponentially over the last decade and offers many advantages over traditional surgical intervention in the appropriate circumstances. New interventional endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic clips, covered metal stents, and endoluminal vacuum therapy, have been developed over the last several years to manage esophageal perforation in an attempt to decrease the related morbidity and mortality.


Thorac Surg Clin


Thoracic surgery clinics


Watkins JR,Farivar AS




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2018-11-01 00:00:00














  • Surgical Resection in the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

    abstract::Surgery for tuberculosis is becoming more relevant today. This article discusses the main indications, contraindications, features of operations, and perioperative period. This information is useful for practicing surgeons and specialists in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Yablonskii PK,Kudriashov GG,Avetisyan AO

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Multimodality therapy in mesothelioma: role of chemotherapy.

    abstract::The few long-term survivors of MPM have been cured with radical surgical extirpation often followed by radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. The combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin recently was shown to improve survival over treatment with cisplatin alone. Given the size and robustness of that trial, the co...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Vogelzang NJ

    更新日期:2004-11-01 00:00:00

  • Induction therapy for esophageal cancer.

    abstract::Despite advances in treatment, long-term outcomes for esophageal cancer remain poor, with overall survival rates of between 15% and 35%. Poor long-term survival reflects locoregionally advanced disease or metastatic disease at presentation. Among patients undergoing surgical resection, 40% to 50% have stage III diseas...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Paul S,Altorki N

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of patients' noncompliance on their surgeons' obligations.

    abstract::Professional oaths and codes do not establish a firm basis for the obligation to treat all patients and they provide little or no clear guidance about whether patient nonadherence exempts a physician from a longstanding and still prevalent tradition in surgery supports a strong obligation to one's established patients...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Jacobson JA

    更新日期:2005-11-01 00:00:00

  • Pain Management Following Thoracic Surgery.

    abstract::Postoperative pain following thoracic surgery presents a significant challenge, and multiple factors complicate recovery and pain management for this population. Considerable comorbidities often exist in thoracic surgical patients, further limiting therapeutic options. Elements of nociceptive and neuropathic pain may ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Elmore B,Nguyen V,Blank R,Yount K,Lau C

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

    abstract::The advent of immune checkpoint blockade has revolutionized the management of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Impressive results in the metastatic setting have prompted substantial interest in the application of these agents in earlier-stage disease. Applications of checkpoint blockade in the adjuvant set...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Broderick SR

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • Stage IVA thymoma: patterns of spread and surgical management.

    abstract::Stage IVA disease can be de novo disease or more commonly represent recurrent disease. The pleura is the most common site of relapse after thymoma resection. Local pleural disease is usually simply resected. This is usually combined with either induction or adjuvant chemotherapy. The ultimate extended surgery for adva...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Wright CD

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • Quality of life after lung transplantation.

    abstract::Despite the potential differences in patient characteristics, study designs, and types of instruments used, this review of the literature showed several common findings. Important improvements in QOL are reported after lung transplantation. These improvements were observed when cross-sectional comparisons were made ac...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Choong CK,Meyers BF

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Airway complications after lung transplantation.

    abstract::Airway complications after lung transplantation present a formidable challenge to the lung transplant team, ranging from mere unusual images to fatal events. The exact incidence of complications is wide-ranging depending on the type of event, and there is still evolution of a universal characterization of the airway f...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Machuzak M,Santacruz JF,Gildea T,Murthy SC

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Teaching, Mentorship, and Coaching in Surgical Education.

    abstract::Teaching and mentorship have a long history in surgical education, but with a growing focus on safety, quality improvement, and continuous professional development, it is clear that the current training system is inadequate. Challenges from changes in residency training, financial constraints, rapidly increasing knowl...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lin J,Reddy RM

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Current Treatment of Mesothelioma: Extrapleural Pneumonectomy Versus Pleurectomy/Decortication.

    abstract::The role of surgical resection in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is based on the principle of macroscopic resection of a solid tumor with adjuvant therapy to treat micrometastatic disease. Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (P/D) have been developed in this context. Cancer-directed su...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Wolf AS,Flores RM

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Thoracic irradiation in the elderly.

    abstract::This article has reviewed radiation treatment of thoracic malignancies in elderly patients. In general the literature suggests that thoracic irradiation is equally efficacious in elderly patients as in younger patients and is associated with increased but acceptable toxicity. Technical advances are allowing a further ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Redmond KJ,Song DY

    更新日期:2009-08-01 00:00:00

  • Open, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Approaches for Esophagectomy: What Is the Approach Algorithm?

    abstract::Esophageal cancer requires a multimodality treatment approach, with surgical resection a key component in many cases. When it comes to esophagectomy, several approaches and techniques exist, including transhiatal versus transthoracic and open versus minimally invasive. Each approach has its associated risks and advant...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Witek TD,Melvin TJ,Luketich JD,Sarkaria IS

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • Cervical videomediastinoscopy.

    abstract::Cervical mediastinoscopy is a frequently used technique to assess the mediastinum, in particular the mediastinal lymph nodes in patients presenting with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The senior author of this article is credited for developing in 1989 the concept of what is now called videomediastinoscopy. The i...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lerut T,De Leyn P,Coosemans W,Decaluwé H,Decker G,Nafteux P,Van Raemdonck D

    更新日期:2010-05-01 00:00:00

  • Fast-tracking investigation and staging of patients with lung cancer.

    abstract::Standardized clinical care pathways for the investigation of patients with lung cancer allow for a reduction in the time interval between suspicion of lung cancer and treatment, lower costs, increased patient satisfaction, and quality of care. It may also be associated with a modest increase in survival. ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Shamji FM,Deslauriers J

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Endoscopic antireflux therapy: the Stretta procedure.

    abstract::The Stretta procedure is safe and effective for the treatment of GERD. There are well-documented clinical trial data supporting its use, including a randomized sham-controlled study, single- and multi-center prospective trials, and community practice reports. The complication rate is within the acceptable range for th...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Yeh RW,Triadafilopoulos G

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • Benign stenosis of the trachea.

    abstract::Benign stenosis of trachea results mainly from tracheotomy, ventilation, or trauma. The combination of a defect of the mucosa or the tracheal wall and infection produce secondary scar tissue healing with shrinkage of the tracheal lumen or instability of the tracheal wall. Standard of treatment consists of resection of...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Stoelben E,Koryllos A,Beckers F,Ludwig C

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    abstract::Surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis has classically included posterior, anterior, or combined open surgical techniques. In recent years, a videothoracoscopic approach to the spine has been increasingly employed either in combination with the posterior open approach or as a stand-alone treatment including anteri...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Pompeo E,Mancini F,Ippolito E,Mineo TC

    更新日期:2010-05-01 00:00:00

  • Prevention and Management of Nerve Injuries in Thoracic Surgery.

    abstract::Nerve injuries can cause substantial morbidity after thoracic surgical procedures. These injuries are preventable, provided that the surgeon has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and follows important surgical principles. When nerve injuries occur, it is important to recognize the options available in the immedi...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Auchincloss HG,Donahue DM

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Management of Breast Cancer Invading Chest Wall.

    abstract::Surgical treatment of locally advanced or recurrent breast cancer involving the chest wall continues to play a role in the therapeutic armamentarium as part of the multidisciplinary treatment regimen. Significant progress has been made in chest wall resections and reconstructions, thanks to the availability of novel m...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Sepesi B

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Management of Malignant Lung Entrapment, the Oncothorax.

    abstract::Pleural metastasis is a common occurrence in up to 30% of patients with metastatic cancer. When lung entrapment and loculation of fluid occur, treatment is more difficult and we have named this condition "oncothorax." The malignant adhesions that entrap the lung in an oncothorax are not typically amenable to surgical ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Petrov R,Bakhos C,Abbas AE

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • The Surgeon as Educator.

    abstract::Surgical education in 2019 faces may challenges to maintain the high standards of excellence achieved in prior generations of learners and trainers in cardiothoracic surgery. This compendium hopes to review the current and future strategies in surgical education. The topics include the adult learner, assessing compete...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章,评审


    authors: Verrier ED

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Pulmonary Artery Bleeding During Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: Intraoperative Bleeding and Control.

    abstract::With appropriate planning and operative technique, the risk of pulmonary artery injury and bleeding during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy can be minimized. However, the risk cannot be completely eliminated; surgeons should always ensure that they are prepared to manage this situation if it occur...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Berry MF

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Lung cancer screening: the European perspective.

    abstract::European studies have contributed significantly to the understanding of lung cancer screening. Smoking within screening, quality of life, nodule management, minimally invasive treatments, cancer prevention programs, and risk models have been extensively investigated by European groups. Mortality data from European scr...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Veronesi G

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma: overview of the North American and European experience.

    abstract::MPM is an uncommon disease with limited treatment options. Early diagnosis, a standardized staging system, early referral to centers experienced in MPM, and efforts to develop collaborative multicenter trials are essential to improving treatment for patients with MPM. Efforts to manage this malignancy, which is projec...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kukreja J,Jaklitsch MT,Wiener DC,Sugarbaker DJ,Burgers S,Baas P

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  • Lung cancer staging in the genomics era.

    abstract::The search for clinically applicable biologic markers or tumor signatures sufficiently powered as prognosticators of tumor behaviors or responses to therapeutic interventions has significantly advanced in scope and sophistication in the last 10 years. The TNM system, examining of tumor tissues to identify histopatholo...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nguyen DM,Schrump DS

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

  • Principles of chest wall resection and reconstruction.

    abstract::Despite significant improvements in surgical technique and perioperative care, the management of patients requiring chest wall resection and reconstruction is an ongoing challenge for thoracic surgeons. A successful approach includes a thorough assessment of the patient and the lesion, an adequate biopsy to confirm ti...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ferraro P,Cugno S,Liberman M,Danino MA,Harris PG

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery After Median Sternotomy for Cardiac Surgery.

    abstract::Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early stage 1 lung cancer. However, concerns still remain regarding certain clinical situations, such as potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after median sternotomy for cardiac surgery. In this article...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Serna-Gallegos D,Merry H,McKenna RJ Jr

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • The significance of histology: typical and atypical bronchial carcinoids.

    abstract::The aim of this study is to assess in bronchial carcinoid tumors, the prognostic factors in relation to the histology that would determine their most appropriate therapy. The histologic aggressiveness is a determining factor in tumor size and nodal involvement in these tumors. The knowledge of the histologic limits of...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: García-Yuste M,Matilla JM

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Preoperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in lung cancer patients.

    abstract::The benefits derived from comprehensive PR, when applied to patients who have lung cancer, should have significant impact on both survival and health status. Because PR is known to improve exercise capacity, it is reasonable to expect that this treatment modality may provide more patients with a potential cure. In add...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nici L

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00