1st Edition

Thoracic Surgery: 50 Challenging cases

Edited By Wickii Vigneswaran Copyright 2020
    288 Pages 53 Color & 186 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages 53 Color & 186 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages 53 Color & 186 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In Thoracic Surgery: 50 Challenging Cases, editor Wickii T. Vigneswaran has selected 50 challenging cases presented by leading thoracic surgeons. Each case highlights a unique situation from which other surgeons can learn. The selection of Cases includes patients with diagnostic challenges, unconventional and innovative solutions, unexpected findings, and new techniques to treat old problems. The discussions after each case provide a useful starting point for further inquiry. Amply illustrated, this book reflects the wisdom and experience of world leaders in thoracic surgery and teaches junior surgeons how to approach the key thoracic surgical procedures, and how to manage in unexpected and difficult situations. This is a Masterclass in thoracic surgery.

    Editor Bio

    Wickii T. Vigneswaran is the Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery for the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Health System.

    Thoracic Surgery: 50 Challenging Cases

    Table of Contents

    1. Robotic-Assisted Resection of Fibrous Dysplasia of the Ribs
    2. Hiroko Nakahama and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    3. Innovative Approach to Minimally Invasive Resection of 2nd Rib Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
    4. Mathew Thomas

    5. Hybrid Approach to Repair Acquired Thoracic Dystrophy in an Adult Patient after Childhood Ravitch Procedure
    6. Mathew Thomas

    7. Cystic bone lesion of the sternum
    8. Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    9. Spontaneous Bilateral Sternoclavicular Joint Infections
    10. Mathew Thomas

    11. Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura
    12. Amber Redmond, Eric P. Anderson, Christopher W. Seder, and Nicole M. Geissen

    13. Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor of Pleura with Chest Wall Invasion: Treatment with Chest Wall Resection, Reconstruction and Adjuvant Proton Beam Radiotherapy
    14. Mathew Thomas

    15. Empyema from Misplacement of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tube: A Diagnostic Challenge Raed Abdulkareem and Francis J. Podbielski
    16. Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura Associated with a Paraneoplastic Hypoglycemia
    17. Evgeny V. Arshava, Adnan Al Ayoubi, and Kalpaj Parekh

    18. Feculent Empyema after Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    19. Raed Abdulkareem and Francis J. Podbielski

    20. Robotic Stapled Plication of a Left Hemi Diaphragm Eventration
    21. Lia Jordano, Christopher W. Seder, and Gary W. Chmielewski

    22. Iatrogenic Diaphragmatic Hernia Causing Total Right Lung Atelectasis
    23. Brett Curran and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    24. Successful Repair of Right Diaphragmatic Herniation with Recovery of Liver function
    25. Christian Renz and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    26. Late presentation of a Post-traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia
    27. Adrian Rodrigues and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    28. Resection of a Giant Posterior Mediastinal Ganglioneuroma
    29. Taylor Jaraczewski and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    30. An Unexpected Schwanoma of the Phrenic Nerve
    31. Lambros Tsonis, Anita Ong, and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    32. Acute life-threatening mediastinal complications of Histoplasmosis
    33. Evgeny V. Arshava, Poorani Sekar, John Keech, and Kalpaj R. Parekh

    34. Mediastinal Liposarcoma after remote history of radiation as an infant
    35. James L Lubawski Jr.

    36. Pseudo-aneurysm of Descending Aorta Presenting as Incarcerated Intrathoracic Stomach
    37. Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    38. Tracheal Chondrosarcoma
    39. Alison Coogan; Lia Jordano; Michael J. Liptay; Christopher W. Seder

    40. Multi-technique Management of Persistent Post-intubation Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Patient with Achalasia
    41. Mathew Thomas

    42. Presentation of a Congenital Trachea-Esophageal Fistula In The Adolescence
    43. Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    44. Repair of a Near Full Length Malignant Tracheal-Esophageal Fistula: A 17 Year Success Story
    45. Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    46. Gastrobronchial fistula and central diaphragmatic hernia after sleeve gastrectomy
    47. Mathew Thomas

    48. A Bronchogenic Cyst Masquerading as a Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
    49. Stephanie G Worrell, Kiran H. Lagisetty, and Rishindra M. Reddy

    50. The Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Echinococcosis
    51. Gillian Alex, Christopher W. Seder, and Ozuru Ukoha

    52. Unusual Case of aFDG-avid Non-Malignant Solitary Lung Mass
    53. James B. Hendele and Francis J. Podbielski

    54. Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration with Aberrant Venous Drainage
    55. Julia Coughlin and Christopher W. Seder

    56. Pulmonary dog worm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule
    57. Mathew Thomas

    58. Concurrent Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration
    59. Kate Gallo, Gillian Alex, and Christopher W. Seder

    60. Primary Colloid Lung Carcinoma of Lung
    61. John Hallsten, Adrian E. Rodrigues, and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    62. Pulmonary Mucormycosis
    63. lbert Pai, Kalpaj R. Parekh, and Evgeny V. Arshava

    64. Complicated Pulmonary Cystic Echinnococcosis in Pregnancy
    65. Yulia N. Matveeva and Kalpaj R. Parekh

    66. Staged bilateral uniportal VATS extended lung resection for chronic bronchiectasis
    67. Mathew Thomas

    68. Robotic lobectomy in a patient with bronchiectasis and diffuse pleural adhesions: Advantages over Challenges
    69. Adrian E. Rodrigues and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    70. Pulmonary Rescue of Adult Onset Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
    71. Ashish Pulikal, Jason Long, and Benjamin Haithcock

    72. Intimal Sarcoma of the Pulmonary Artery
    73. Max Lacour and Isabelle Opitz

    74. Obstructing Benign Fibroepithelial Polyp
    75. Reilly Hobbs and Rishindra M. Reddy

    76. Esophageal GISTs
    77. Grant Lewin, Samine Ravanbakhsh, Christopher W. Seder, and Ozuru Ukoha

    78. Acute Esophageal Necrosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome
    79. Danuel V. Laan, Betty Allen, John Agzarian, Phillip G. Rowse, and Shanda H. Blackmon

    80. Enucleation of a Giant Esophageal Leiomyoma with Primary Esophageal Repair
    81. Tessa Watt, Rishindra M. Reddy

    82. Primary Colon Cancer in an Interposition Graft Following Esophagectomy
    83. Alexander A. Brescia, Mark B. Orringer, and Rishindra M. Reddy

    84. Mixed Cavernous Hemangioma-Lymphangioma of the Gastroesophageal Junction
    85. Kimberly Song, Christopher W. Seder, and Ozuru Ukoha

    86. Aortoesophageal fistula formation: A complication of esophageal stent
    87. Adrian E. Rodrigues, James Lubawski, and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    88. Long Segment esophageal stricture: A surgical challenge
    89. Wickii T. Vigneswaran and James Lubawski

    90. Post-Esophagectomy Colon Diaphragmatic Herniation
    91. Curtis S. Bergquist and Rishindra M. Reddy

    92. Normalized Blood Gases and Improved Pulmonary Function After Lung Volume Reduction Surgery in a Patient with Severe Global Respiratory Insufficiency
    93. Claudio Caviezel, Didier Schneiter, and Walter Weder

    94. Bilateral Lobar Lung Transplantation with ECLS in a Jehovah’s Witness
    95. Bastian Grande, Isabelle Opitz, and Ilhan Inci

    96. Single Lung Transplant Recipient with Primary Carcinoma Metastasis from Native Lung to the Donor Lung Allograft
    97. Adrian E. Rodrigues and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    98. Multistage Approach to Lung Transplantation in a Cystic Fibrosis Patient with Chronic Superior Vena Cava Occlusion and Patent Foramen Ovale

    Mathew Thomas


    Wickii T. Vigneswaran is the Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery for the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Health System.