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AuthorHumphrey, Edward W. author
TitleManual of Pulmonary Surgery [electronic resource] / by Edward W. Humphrey, Deanne Lawrence McKeown
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1982
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Descript XI, 259 p. online resource


The Manual of Pulmonary Surgery has been designed primarily as a guide to the techniques of surgery on the lungs of adults and older children. The information included and the technical points stressed are those in which, in more than 20 years of teaching thoracic surgery, I have found residents to most commonly need instruction. An effort has been made to depict the usual anatomy of the lung and its more frequent variations, as it is encountered by the surgeon. This was necessary because a detailed description of pulmonary anatomy is not readily available. The excellent monograph on Segmental Anatยญ omy of the Lung by Professor Edward Boyden, one of my teachers, is no longer in print. The techniques illustrated are those preferred by the author; no attempt has been made to describe all of the possible variations. Deanne McKeown has illustrated the entire book. Her drawings of the procedures are based on sketches or photographs made in the operating room. The use of full color illustrations to emphasize important technical or anatomical detail adds to the ease of understanding the text. A section on the indications for pulmonary resection that contains the information commonly used for surgical decision-making has been included


1 Diagnostic Procedures -- Bronchoscopy -- Transthoracic Needle Biopsy of the Lung -- Needle Biopsy of the Parietal Pleura -- Biopsy of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes -- References -- 2 Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation for Pulmonary Resection -- Preoperative Evaluation -- Preoperative Preparation -- References -- 3 Indications for Pulmonary Resection -- Neoplasia -- Bacterial Infections -- Tuberculosis -- Fungal Disease -- Congenital Disorders -- References -- 4 Resectional Procedures -- Thoracic Incisions -- General Principles of Thoracic Surgical Techniques -- Segmental Resection -- Lobectomy -- Pneumonectomy -- Wedge Resections and Open Lung Biopsy -- References -- 5 Resection of the Trachea and Bronchi -- Indications for Tracheal Resection -- Operative Procedures for Tracheal Resection -- Bronchoplastic Procedures -- References -- 6 The Chest Wall and Diaphragm -- Primary Chest Wall Tumors -- Pulmonary Resection with Resection of the Chest Wall -- Osteoradionecrosis and Costal Chondritis -- Reconstruction of the Chest Wall -- Cutaneous and Myocutaneous Flaps for Chest Wall Reconstructions -- Thoracoplasty -- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -- Congenital Disorders of the Sternum and Contiguous Chondroosseous Structures -- Surgery of the Diaphragm -- References -- 7 Emphysema and Disorders of the Pleural Cavity -- Bullous Emphysema -- Spontaneous Pneumothorax -- Empyema -- Chronic Pleural Effusions -- Oleothorax -- Pleural Tumors -- References -- 8 Disorders of the Mediastinum -- Myasthenia Gravis -- Thyoma -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Malignant Lymphoma -- Neurogenic Tumors -- Mesenchymal Tumors -- Mediastinal Cysts -- References -- 9 Postoperative Care and Complications -- Postoperative Care -- Complications -- References

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