This Focused Issue “Thoracic surgery without borders” is dedicated to the Bolzano International Conference to be held in Bolzano Hospital, 14th – 15th November 2019. It’s edited by Dr. Francesco Zaraca and Dr. Reinhold Perkmann, from Division of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy; Luca Bertolaccini, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy; and Dr. Roberto Crisci, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, Teramo, Italy.
Dr. Francesco Zaraca is an expert Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon and he is the Vice-Director of the Division of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano (IT). He is a “Privat Dozent” in Surgery at the University of Marburg (Germany). His research interests and main publications focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. He is an active organizer of practical and theoretical courses on Vascular and Thoracic Surgery in South Tyrol for young surgeons. He is also guest faculty at the 12th Annual Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (October 10-12, 2019 · Waldorf Astoria Orlando).
Dr. Reinhold Perkmann is an expert Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon and he is the Director of the Division of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of Bolzano, Bolzano (IT). He is the President and Founder of BIC (Bolzano International Conference) held every year in South Tyrol. His research and clinical interests focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. And he is a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Society of Vascular Surgeons, Italian Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons, Austrian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons.
Dr. Luca Bertolaccini is a Thoracic Surgeon at Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan (IT). He is a Lecturer of the University of L’Aquila (IT). He was a Lecturer of the University of Turin (IT). He is a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, European Respiratory Society, Royal Society of Statistics, American Physical Society, and Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery. His primary clinical interests focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Uniportal VATS. His research interests and main publications focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Biostatistics.
Dr. Roberto Crisci is the Director of the Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, Teramo, Italy. He is full Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the University of L’Aquila. He is the Onorary President and Founder of the Italian VATS group and the elected President of Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery for the next two years.
Focused issue outline:
- Preface to this focused issue
- Sternum transplant
- Chest wall reconstruction techniques
- Anterior chest wall surgery for benign and malignant diseases
- Sarcoma of the chest wall
- Titanium mesh in the reconstruction of chest wall
- Surgical stabilization of flail chest after trauma: How, when, why
- Pectus excavatum: tips and tricks, the Nuss-procedure (MIRPE)
- Thoracic outlet syndrome: which surgical approach?
- VATS lobectomy in lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy feasibility and safety analysis through VATS national registry data
- Splenosis as a rare differential diagnosis of pleural carcinosis
- Extended thoracic wall infiltration by a giant breast sarcoma: beyond our limits
- VATS lobectomy for NSCLC: different surgical techniques. Analysis from Italian VATS group database
- Iterative surgical demolition and reconstruction of the anterior chest wall and thoracic outlet for a recurrent chondrosarcoma: long term oncologic and functional results
- Mediastinal surgery for thyroid cancers: surgery without limits
- New frontiers in VATS lobectomy learning: the experience of the thoracic surgery residency program in Milan
- Mediastinal tumor with a rare histology: case report
- Modern aspects of early-stage NSCLC surgery
- Extended techniques of VATS anatomical resections
- Sleeve VATS resections
- Short and lonterm outcome of VATS lobectomy in the >80 year old patients
- Uniportal complex anatomical resections
- VATS-Lobectomy in advanced NCSLC. Experience of italian VATS group
- VATS-Lobectomy in N2+ patients
- Video and laser assisted resections of lung metastases – surgical technique and preliminary report
- Complications after VAS lobectomy
- New technologies applied to VATS
- New oncological concepts of stage III NSCLC therapy
- Pulmonary resections after induction therapy in the Era of immunotherapy
- From the degree of regression to molecular diagnostics: modern pulmonary pathological anatomy
- State of the art in enlarged lung resections for bronchial carcinoma
- Expansion of surgical limits: ECMO in thoracic surgery
- Large vessels and heart reconstruction: the italian experience
- Large vessels and heart reconstruction: the german experience
- Indications and techniques of tracheal resections: the german experience
- Indications and techniques of tracheal resections: the italian experience
- Laryngo-tracheal resections
- Resective surgery in oligometastatic patients
- Multimodal therapy of pleural mesothelioma with HITOC
- Extended surgery of antero-superior mediastinum
- Management of tracheo-bronchial lesions