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Case Report 
When magnetic resonance imaging is needed: malignant pleural mesothelioma with transdiaphragmatic infiltration and localized appearance: a case report
Raphael S. Werner, Gioia Fischer, Ilhan Inci, Isabelle Opitz, Thomas Frauenfelder
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Editorial Commentary 
Risk models to predict outcomes following lung cancer surgery: where are we at?
Elena Prisciandaro, Luca Bertolaccini, Antonio Mazzella, Giulia Sedda, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Current status of lung transplantation in Korea
Yong Ho Jeong, Dong Kwan Kim, Sehoon Choi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Multi-modality treatment of locally advanced lung cancer: a focus on radiotherapy
Simona Castiglioni, Flora Cammarano, Cinzia Plasmati, Erika Di Betta, Paola Grosso
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Management of stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer in elderly patients: should we do differently?—a narrative review
Fabrizio Minervini, Pietro Bertoglio, Peter Kestenholz, Gregor J. Kocher, Nail Atasayar, Marco Scarci
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Case Report 
Surgical treatment for acquired tracheoesophageal fistula complicated with tracheal stenosis using endoscopic liner cutter staplers: a case report
Guangyu Yang, Lei Xian, Wen Zhao, Chusheng Huang, Xiangsen Liang, Yu Sun, Shengzhuang Yang, Wenzhou Liu, Xiaohan Bi, Feihai Liang, Menghuan Wang, Yourong Chen, Yifei Lu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Surgical Technique 
Video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper sleeve lobectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for central non-small cell lung cancer
Zhuoqi Jia, Weiru Zhou, Shuo Li, Yong Zhang, Guangjian Zhang, Junke Fu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Endoscopic treatment of tracheoesophageal fistula
Gursu Kiyan
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Airway surgery in children under extracorporeal circulatory support
Arun Beeman, Madhavan Ramaswamy, Alex Robertson, James Ip, Nagarajan Muthialu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Immunotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: current evidence and future perspectives
Alice Indini, Erika Rijavec, Claudia Bareggi, Francesco Grossi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Non-elective thoracic surgery in patients supported by veno-venous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Michael Ried, Laura Sommerauer, Till Markowiak, Sigrid Wiesner, Thomas Mueller, Alois Philipp, Christoph Unterbuchner, Marcus Creutzenberg, Dirk Lunz, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Radiologic diagnosis of tracheoesophageal fistula in children
Ercan Ayaz, Mithat Haliloglu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
A narrative review of risk prediction models for lung cancer screening
Aaron R. Dezube, Michael T. Jaklitsch
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Narrative review: indeterminate pulmonary nodules
Benjamin Wadowski, Raphael Bueno
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
A narrative review of lung cancer screening in underserved populations
Omar Toubat, Elizabeth A. David
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Additional pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy under ECMO support: a narrative review and representative case report
Dominik V. Flury, Sarah A. Deckarm, Gregor J. Kocher, Ralph A. Schmid, Jon A. Lutz
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Ethical subjects in lung transplant and current era
Tony Makdisi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Lung donation after circulatory death
Valeria Musso, Ilaria Righi, Francesco Damarco, Alessandra Mazzucco, Alberto Zanella, Luigi Vivona, Alessandro Palleschi
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Editorial Commentary 
Persistent N2 disease after neoadjuvant treatment...and now? The oncologist view
Oliver Gautschi, Fabrizio Minervini, Peter Kestenholz
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Surgical treatment of locally advanced T4 non small cell lung cancer with mechanical circulatory support
Giuseppe Mangiameli, Emanuele Voulaz, Alberto Testori, Umberto Cariboni, Marco Alloisio
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Tracheoesophageal fistula after esophageal atresia repair: recurrent, missed or acquired
Ozlem Boybeyi-Turer, Tutku Soyer
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Narrative review of radiomics for classifying pulmonary nodules and potential impact on lung cancer screening
Matthew J. Stephens
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Surgical Technique 
A uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy(S3) for left upper lobe
Min Cao, Xiaojing Zhao, Yujie Fu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Biomarkers in lung cancer screening: a narrative review
Hannah N. Marmor, J. Tyler Zorn, Stephen A. Deppen, Pierre P. Massion, Eric L. Grogan
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Management of stage IIIA NSCLC: the role of radiotherapy—a narrative review
Thomas Iseli, Krisztian Süveg, Galina Farina Fischer, Markus Glatzer, Paul Martin Putora
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
A narrative review of lung cancer screening: risks of lung cancer screening
Natthaya Triphuridet, David F. Yankelevitz, Andrea Wolf
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Management of stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): role of the chemotherapy
Nathalie Baudoux, Alex Friedlaender, Alfredo Addeo
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Management of stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer: role of surgery
Niki Iranpour, Jacqueline K. Olive, Mara B. Antonoff
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Anesthesiological management of major thoracic surgery with intraoperative ECMO support in adults
Stephan Ziegeler, Stefan Fischer
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Respiratory morbidity in children with tracheoesophageal fistula
Federica Porcaro, Renato Cutrera
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
A narrative review of indocyanine green near-infrared fluorescence imaging technique: a new application in thoracic surgery
Fudong Wang, Yuan Weng, Jiqun Geng, Jun Zhu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Surgical Technique 
Surgical techniques of video-assisted thoracic surgery for congenital pulmonary airway malformation in a 1-year-3-month-old (8.6 kg) infant
Atsushi Ito, Shinji Kaneda, Akira Shimamoto, Kohei Matsushita, Yuhki Koike, Mikihiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida, Motoshi Takao
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Surgical Technique 
Total thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy of the middle and lower lobes of the right lung
Desong Yang, Yong Zhou, Wenxiang Wang
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Narrative review—how to access nodules: role of new technology including navi- and robo-bronchoscopy
Alexander Gregor, Tsukasa Ishiwata, Terunaga Inage, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Postoperative management and acute complications after lung transplantation
Osama Haddad, Mathew Thomas
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Editorial Commentary 
Solitary pulmonary nodules: what to do when the resection margin is too close
Daniel P. Dolan, Scott J. Swanson
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Management of congenital isolated H-type tracheoesophageal fistula
Cigdem Ulukaya Durakbasa
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Case Report 
A rare manifestation of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome with bilateral chylothorax requiring surgical management—a case report
Nora Mayer, Periklis Perikleous, Katherine De Rome, Yu Zhi Zhang, Andrew G. Nicholson, Vladimir Anikin
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Case Report 
Emergency surgery for a ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm: a case report
Tsutomu Koyama, Shunichiro Matsuoka, Takashi Eguchi, Sachie Koike, Testu Takeda, Kentaro Miura, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Kimihiro Shimizu
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Narrative review of the management of stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: does different management equal different quality of life?
Jason Trevis, Patrick Barclay, Nicholas Marshall, Cecilia Pompili
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Anesthetic management of tracheo-esophageal fistula
Filiz Uzumcugil
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Current situation of lung transplantation in Japan
Chihiro Konoeda, Masaaki Sato
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Advances in stereotactic body radiation therapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Andrea M. Brown, Raymond H. Mak, Benjamin H. Kann
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Tracheal and carinal resections in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: a trend to a minimally invasive approach
William Guido-Guerrero, Albert Bolaños-Cubillo, Alejandro García-Pérez, Diego González-Rivas
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Current status of lung transplantation in Hong Kong
See Wan Yan, Chi Fong Wong, Kuan Yew Michael Hsin, Ka Lai Cally Ho, Ko Yung Sit, Wing Kuk Timmy Au
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
A narrative review of lung cancer screening implementation: increasing utilization of evidence-based practice
James A. Miller, Robert M. Van Haren
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Donation after circulatory death program in Italy
Alessandro Palleschi, Valeria Musso, Paolo Mendogni, Marinella Zanierato, Tullia Maria De Feo, Massimo Cardillo, Mario Nosotti
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Indications, timing and coagulation management for tracheostomy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Massimo Baiocchi, Maria Benedetto, Vittorio Ferrari
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Radiographic assessment of small lung nodules: what can we do and what information does it give us?
David J. Murphy, Ritu R. Gill
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Surgical Technique 
Two micro-portal video-assisted thoracic surgery of right S8 segmentectomy with systemic lymphadenectomy
Honggang Liu, Liping Tong, Yuanyang Lai, Hongtao Duan, Xiaoping Dong, Yong Zhang, Jianyong Sun, Xiaolong Yan
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Lung cancer in lung transplant—management and outcomes
Jesse Rappaport, Usman Ahmad
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Carinal resection and reconstruction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: a contraindication for video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy?—a narrative review
Philipp Schnorr, Donatas Zalepugas, Davide Patrini, Joachim Schmidt, Benedetta Bedetti
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Cardiopulmonary bypass and cancer dissemination and progression: myth reality, enigma, puzzle?
Li Siyuan, Danilo Tadao Wada, Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Case Report 
A novel technique of oblique resection and reconstruction in a post-tracheotomy tracheoesophageal fistula: a case report
Xiaogang Liu, Qiuyuan Li, Wei Huang, Ming Liu, Haifeng Wang, Gening Jiang
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Narrative review: preoperative localization techniques for small lung nodules
Stephanie H. Chang, Travis C. Geraci, Karleigh R. Johnson, Amie J. Kent, Robert J. Cerfolio
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Surgical Technique 
Three-dimensional interactive quantitative surgical planning inferior pulmonary ligament approach VATS right S9+10 segmentectomy
Yun Liu, Songlin Zhang, Zhidan Che
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Original Article 
Lung transplantation: challenges in the COVID-19 era, a review of the literature
Francisco Gregorio Alvarez-Aquino, Sadia Shah
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Chronic and long-term complications after lung transplant: a narrative review
David Brett Erasmus, Tathagat Narula, Andras Khoor
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Role of immunotherapy in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: a narrative review
Virginia Calvo, Belén Sierra-Rodero, Alberto Cruz-Bermúdez, Mariano Provencio
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Opportunities and challenges in lung cancer screening implementation: a narrative review
Eduardo R. Nunez, Katrina A. Steiling, Virginia R. Litle
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Non-small-cell lung cancer involving the pleura: a narrative review on the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway
Alessandro Gonfiotti, Lavinia Gatteschi, Alberto Salvicchi, Luca Voltolini
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2020;
Review Article 
Endoscopic treatment of tracheoesophageal fistula: use of stents and endoclips
Thomas Ciecierega, Reem Z. Sharaiha
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Indications, pre-operative evaluation, and timing for lung transplantation listing
Maher A. Baz, Maria D. Pitts, Suresh Keshavamurthy
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Cannulation strategies for intraoperative mechanical cardio- respiratory support in general thoracic surgery
João Santos Silva, Jorge Pinheiro Santos, Paulo Almeida Calvinho, Anne Olland, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Review Article 
Image-guided video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS) and the future of surgical management
Desiree A. Steimer, Abby White
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;
Editorial 
Controversies in the management of stage IIIa non-small-cell lung cancer
Fabrizio Minervini, Marco Scarci
Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery  
2021;