By Douglas J. Mathisen MD, Christopher Morse

Take your surgical talents to the following point with Thoracic surgical procedure: Transplantation, Tracheal Resections, Mediastinal Tumors, prolonged Thoracic Resections, a quantity within the grasp ideas in surgical procedure sequence! This thoracic surgical procedure reference presents the richly illustrated, step by step suggestions you must excellent an entire diversity of thoracic surgical procedure options, steer clear of and deal with problems, and accomplish optimum results.

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Structures at risk to be damaged during lung procurement are vascular cuffs and parenchyma. The most frequent complication encountered is a short venous cuff especially on the right side around the inferior pulmonary vein. Surgical techniques have been described how to enlarge the venous cuff with surrounding donor pericardium and how to reconstruct individual pulmonary veins inadvertently transected. A small tear in the pulmonary artery may happen occasionally during dissection as the wall of the vessel is often thin and fragile in a young donor.

We have chosen individuals who have developed specific expertise in these areas. Disorders of the trachea are uncommon problems. There are centers, however, that have developed specific expertise in these areas. Because of the unusual and infrequent presentation of these problems, detailed knowledge and understanding of the management of these conditions is invaluable. Specific knowledge of techniques, avoidance of complications, and managing complications when they occur should be invaluable to the surgeon unfamiliar with these conditions.

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