Vol 2 (August 2020): Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery

Editorial Commentary 
From tumor regression to molecular diagnostics—modern lung pathology
Klaus Junker
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Case Report 
Surgical reconstruction of the sternum following cardiac surgery complicated by mediastinitis—implantation of a custom-made sternal implant: a case report
Jason Trevis, Joel Dunning, James McVie
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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31  
Case Report 
A rare case of hepatoid adenocarcinoma in the lung and literature review: case report
Fudong Wang, Yuan Weng, Jiqun Geng, Jun Zhu, Baoming Mi, Xinyi Zhou, Jing Qian, Qingjun You
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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Review Article 
Surgical treatment for locally advanced lung cancer involving the heart and great vessels: a mini-review
Giacomo Argento, Erino Angelo Rendina, Giulio Maurizi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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29  
Review Article 
Surgical stabilization of flail chest after trauma: when, why and how to do it?
Debora Brascia, Giulia De Iaco, Angela De Palma, Michele Costantino, Marcella Genualdo, Rosatea Quercia, Angela Fiorella, Giulia Nex, Marcella Schiavone, Francesca Signore, Teodora Panza, Federico Rea, Giuseppe Marulli
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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28  
Original Article 
T4 non-small cell lung cancer invading the heart or the major thoracic vessels
Elisa De Franceschi, Andrea Dell’Amore, Alice Bellini, Alessandro Pangoni, Michele Dario Russo, Matilde Rocchi, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Giorgio Cannone, Marco Mammana, Marco Schiavon, Andrea Zuin, Federico Rea
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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27  
Original Article 
Uniportal thoracoscopic surgery for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations—report of technique and case series
Dominik V. Flury, Gregor J. Kocher, Jon A. Lutz, Ralph A. Schmid, Patrick Dorn
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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26  
Original Article 
New frontiers in VATS lobectomy learning: the experience of the thoracic surgery residency program in Milan
Alessandra Mazzucco, Alessandro Palleschi, Valeria Musso, Gianluca Bonitta, Mario Nosotti
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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25  
Original Article 
Anterior chest wall reconstruction for oncologic and non-oncologic pathology: a case series
Domenica Giunta, Niccolò Daddi, Filippo Antonacci, Valentina Pinto, Piergiorgio Solli, Giampiero Dolci
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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24  
Editorial 
Sternal reconstruction—a rare but challenging issue for thoracic surgeons
Hiran C. Fernando
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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23  
Editorial 
Thoracic surgery without borders: an Italian-German meeting
Francesco Zaraca, Luca Bertolaccini, Reinhold Perkmann, Roberto Crisci
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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22  
Case Report 
Iterative surgical demolition and reconstruction of the anterior chest wall and thoracic outlet for a recurrent chondrosarcoma: long term oncologic and functional results
Giulia De Iaco, Debora Brascia, Angela De Palma, Giuseppe Garofalo, Ondina Pizzuto, Valentina Simone, Angela Fiorella, Giulia Nex, Marcella Schiavone, Francesca Signore, Teodora Panza, Giuseppe Marulli
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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21  
Case Report 
Vaping associated lung illness: a case series
Joanna Sesti, Safiyya Quintiliani, Christine Minerowicz, Delyse Garg, Shabiah Martin, Karim Akl, Claudio Guerrieri, Sabiha Hussain, Christina Migliore, Pratik Patel, Marc Lindner, Thiruvengadam Anandarangam, Subroto Paul
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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20  
Case Report 
The efficacy of endobronchial blocker “EZ-blocker” for selective lobar ventilation: case report
Michela Galatà, Paraskevas Lyberis, Agnese Bisciaio, Edoardo Ceraolo, Giulio L. Rosboch, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Guerrera
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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19  
Review Article 
Sleeve video-assisted thoracic surgery resections
Davide Tosi, Valeria Musso, Francesco Damarco, Shehab Mohamed, Alessandra Mazzucco, Margherita Cattaneo, Elisa Daffrè, Cristina Diotti, Sara Pieropan, Mario Nosotti
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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18  
Surgical Technique 
Video assisted laser resection of lung metastases: a new surgical technique
Andreas Kirschbaum, Christian Meyer, Detlef Bartsch, Nikolas Mirow
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2020;
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17  
Brief Report 
VATS lobectomy outcomes in octogenarian patients: a retrospective series
William Grossi, Alice Bellini, Francesco Londero, Gianluca Masullo, Angelo Morelli
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2020;
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16  
Original Article 
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy in lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: feasibility and security analysis through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery national registry data evaluation
Gino Zaccagna, Carlo Zaraca, Gabriella Di Leonardo, Luca Bertolaccini, Francesco Zaraca, Andrea De Vico, Carlo Curcio, Roberto Crisci, Duilio Divisi, Italian VATS Group
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2020;
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15  
Original Article 
Tracheal surgery: still a challenge or a reality for thoracic surgeons?—A 30 months single-centre experience
Massimo Osvaldo Jaus, Maria Giovanna Mastromarino, Giuseppe Cardillo
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2020;
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14  
Original Article 
Titanium mesh in chest wall stabilization and reconstruction: a single center experience
Pio Maniscalco, Nicolò Fabbri, Francesco Quarantotto, Nicola Tamburini, Giorgio Cavallesco
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Editorial 
Brain metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer: we haven’t even scratched the surface
Raul Caso, Amber Himmler
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2020;
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12  
Case Report 
Multidisciplinary surgical intensive treatment of an extended thoracic wall infiltration by a giant breast sarcoma: a case report
Gian Maria Ferretti, Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Maria Teresa Congedo, Elizabeth Katherine Anna Triumbari, Luca Pogliani, Edoardo Zanfrini, Amedeo Giuseppe Iaffaldano, Giuseppe Visconti, Alessandro Bianchi, Stefano Margaritora
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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11  
Case Report 
Exceptional third-time single-lung transplantation in a cystic fibrosis patient with previous pneumonectomy: a case report
Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Ciprian Pricopi, Alex Arame, Anne Hernigou, Romain Guillemain, Véronique Boussaud
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
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10  
Case Report 
Giant posterior mediastinal schwannoma with ancient features
Kayla A. Fay, David J. Finley, Joseph D. Phillips
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2020;
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9  
Case Report 
Challenging anatomic resection for intrathoracic gossypiboma—a case report
Philipp Schnorr, Joachim Schmidt, Benedetta Bedetti
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8  
Review Article 
Tracheal surgery in Germany
Dominik Herrmann, Jan Volmerig, Melanie Oggiano, Santiago Ewig, Erich Hecker
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2020;
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7  
Review Article 
Prognostic factors of resected lung cancer with chest wall involvement
Antonio Mazzella, Mauro Loi, Marco Alifano
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2020;
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6  
Review Article 
Flap reconstruction of the chest wall after oncologic resection
Juho Salo, Erkki Tukiainen
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2020;
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5  
Original Article 
Surgery for Pancoast tumors—the role of combined approaches
Francesco Puma, Alessio Gili, Lucio Cagini, Damiano Vinci, Alberto Matricardi, Valeria Berti, Alberto Italiani, Rossella Potenza, Silvia Ceccarelli
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4  
Original Article 
Complex pulmonary resections using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Aris Koryllos, Alberto Lopez-Pastorini, Erich Stoelben
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3  
Editorial 
Metastatic only primitive neuroectodermal tumor: smoke without fire can be more dangerous
Jesse Rappaport, Usman Ahmad
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Editorial 
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor with lung metastases and an unknown primary: a unicorn?
Adam J. Bograd
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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Case Report 
Mediastinal lymph node metastases in thyroid cancer: surgery without limits
Elena Marrama, Vittorio Aprile, Agnese Nesti, Diana Bacchin, Gabriele Materazzi, Marco Lucchi
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Review Article 
Thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer in challenging cases: technical aspects
Carlo Curcio, Dario Amore, Dino Casazza, Alessandro Saglia, Pasquale Imitazione, Alessandro Izzo, Marco Rispoli, Moana Rossella Nespoli
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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Case Report 
Synchronous multiple primary non-small cell lung cancer or intrapulmonary metastasis from an index lesion: a dilemma—case report
Soumya Guha, Roberto Cascone, Annalisa Carlucci, Panagiota Kitsanta, Laura Socci
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Review Article 
The future of surgical lung biopsy: moving from the operating room to the bronchoscopy suite
Anny Godin, Juan Carlos Molina, Julie Morisset, Moishe Liberman
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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23  
Case Report 
Giant pleural fibrous tumor: a case report
Loreto Berjón de la Vega, Mariano García-Yuste, José-María Matilla
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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22  
Review Article 
Extended surgery of antero-superior mediastinum
Vittorio Aprile, Stylianos Korasidis, Diana Bacchin, Marcello Carlo Ambrogi, Marco Lucchi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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21  
Original Article 
Primary malignant chest wall tumors: surgical management and factors predicting survival
Alice Bellini, Pia Ferrigno, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Sara Rossi, Giorgio Cannone, Ivan Lomangino, Giuseppe Bellofiore, Marco Mammana, Giulia Lorenzoni, Danila Azzolina, Dario Gregori, Andrea Zuin, Andrea Dell’Amore, Federico Rea
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2019;
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News 
Application of the CARE guideline as reporting standard in the Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery
Editorial Office
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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Case Report 
A patient with a localized malignant pleural mesothelioma and 15-year disease-free survival
Nina Reig-Oussedik, Ramón Rami-Porta, Luis Antonio Luizaga, Josep Lloreta, Mireia Serra-Mitjans, Carme Obiols, Sergi Call, José Belda-Sanchis
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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Case Report 
Pulmonary tractotomy for penetrating pulmonary injuries caused by bull horn: a case report
José-María Matilla, Loreto Berjón de la Vega
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2019;
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Case Report 
Sternal resection and reconstruction with a multi-functional modular prosthesis
Haifeng Wang, Chang Chen, Zhe Shi, Zhiyi Liu, Gening Jiang
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2019;
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16  
Case Report 
Case report of primitive neuroectodermal tumor with an unknown primary presenting with multiple lung metastasis
Jack Mizelle, Jing Yang, Eric Burks, Virginia Litle, Kei Suzuki
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2019;
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15  
Case Report 
Intercostal muscle flap to reinforce the bronchial stump after video-assisted thoracic surgery pneumonectomy
Davide Tosi, Shehab Mohamed, Sara Pieropan, Cristina Diotti, Mario Nosotti
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14  
Case Report 
Early stage of primary tracheal schwannoma mimicking a foreign body
Alfonso Fiorelli, Annalisa Carlucci, Roberto Cascone, Iacopo Panarese, Marina Accardo, Renato Franco, Mario Santini
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2019;
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13  
Case Report 
Closure of late bronchopleural fistula with atrial septal occluder
Camilla Poggi, Daniele Diso, Gaetano Tanzilli, Federico Venuta, Marco Anile
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12  
Case Report 
Management of total esophageal obstruction after stenting for sleeve gastrectomy leak
Pamela Milito, Stefano Siboni, Daniele Bernardi, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina
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11  
Case Report 
Surgical treatment for an infected traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst
Hitoshi Igai, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa, Natsumi Matsuura, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
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2019;
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10  
Original Article 
The biological approach for sternal replacement: sternochondral allograft transplantation
Andrea Dell’Amore, Pia Ferrigno, Alessandro Pangoni, Giuseppe Natale, Eleonora Faccioli, Marco Schiavon, Marco Mammana, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Federico Rea
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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9  
Case Report 
Improved tolerance of radical lung surgery after contralateral diaphragmatic elevation correction in lung cancer patients: a stepwise approach
Maen Abdelrahim, Varun Gupta, Stefan Welter
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2019;
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Clinical Guideline 
Clinical consensus on preoperative pulmonary function assessment in patients undergoing pulmonary resection (first edition)
Gening Jiang, Lei Zhang, Yuming Zhu, Chang Chen, Xiao Zhou, Jinming Liu, Peng Zhang, Hao Wang, Boxiong Xie, Haifeng Wang, Lei Jiang, Jiang Fan, Deping Zhao, Qiankun Chen, Liang Duan, Wenxin He, Yiming Zhou, Hongcheng Liu, Xiaogang Zhao, Xiong Qin, Yang Yang, Ye Ning, Dong Xie, Jie Dai
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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7  
Case Report 
Sequential unilateral lung volume reduction surgery in the setting of an azygos lobe: a case report
Joseph J. Platz, Daniel P. McCarthy, James D. Maloney
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6  
Case Report 
Pleural amyloidosis presenting as recurrent bilateral pleural effusions
Anthony Tran, Ahna M. Blutreich, Alicia McKelvey
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2019;
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5  
Case Report 
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: a rare cause of dyspnea
Edward Willems, Katelijn Pannecoeck, Vincent Herpels, Philip Lerut
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2019;
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4  
Review Article 
Bronchoplasty and pulmonary arterioplasty
Giulio Maurizi, Camilla Vanni, Antonio D’Andrilli, Anna Maria Ciccone, Mohsen Ibrahim, Claudio Andreetti, Cecilia Menna, Camilla Poggi, Federico Venuta, Erino Angelo Rendina
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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3  
Surgical Technique 
Complete superior vena cava resection for invasive thymoma
Nizar Asadi, James Barr, Periklis Perikleous, Vladimir Anikin
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2019;
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Foreword 
To explore new horizons of thoracic surgery
Gening Jiang
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
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