This series on “Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery” is edited by:
- Andrea Dell’Amore, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascula Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy;
- Nizar Asadi, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield Hospital, London, UK
The application of Extra-Corporeal Life Supports (ECLS) has been increasing in the last few years. Historically, extracorporeal circulation was introduced for the management of severe intraoperative hemorrhagic complications resulting in extremely poor outcomes. However, with further application of these devices in lung transplantation, thoracic surgeons have gained more experience becoming more confidence in the management of extracorporeal circulation especially in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postoperative complications in general thoracic surgery: a ten years experience of a university referral centre
Surgical treatment of acute pulmonary embolism: a modified surgical technique to avoid deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest
Surgical treatment of locally advanced T4 non small cell lung cancer with mechanical circulatory support
Non-elective thoracic surgery in patients supported by veno-venous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Indications, timing and coagulation management for tracheostomy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Additional pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy under ECMO support: a narrative review and representative case report
Cannulation strategies for intraoperative mechanical cardio- respiratory support in general thoracic surgery
Airway surgery in children under extracorporeal circulatory support
The series “Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Andrea Dell’Amore and Nizar Asadi are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.