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Edited by Lucio Cagini .

The Aim of “Current Concepts of General Thoracic Surgery” is to provide a brief 
overview of several topics in this field. It includes a collection of contributions from 
many outstanding Authors who provide their knowledge and experience from many 
countries around the world. We apologize for the chapters reviewed that have were 
not chosen for publication in this book; however, according to the single centres 
experience, the final result offers thorough and precious information on the several 
topics evaluated by the Authors. The wide range of subjects discussed goes from CT 
assessment of solitary pulmonary and metastatic nodules to prospective studies of 
drug delivery in thoracic surgery including surgical risk prediction, stress reaction, 
robotic pulmonary and cardiac procedures, vascular and thoracic reconstruction 
techniques, thoracic trauma and mediastinal fistula. I believe that this book represents 
an enhancement in the knowledge and in the involvement of individuals dedicated to 
these areas of study. It is my duty and pleasure to thank colleagues who helped me in 
the interesting and stimulating review process; Dr. Stefano Pasquino for cardiac 
surgery and Professor Francesco Puma for his many worthwhile suggestions.

Lucio Cagini
Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical, Radiologic, and Odontostomatologic
Sciences, University of Perugia, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Perugia,


Chapter 1 Malignant Pulmonary Solitary Nodules: High Resolution Computed Tomography Morphologic and Ancillary Features in the Differentiation of Histotypes 1
Michele Scialpi, Teresa Pusiol, Irene Piscioli, Alberto Rebonato, Lucio Cagini, Lucio Bellantonio, Marina Mustica, Francesco Puma, Luca Brunese and Antonio Rotondo

Chapter 2 Primary Lung Cancer Coexisting with Lung Metastases from Various Malignancies 15
Noritoshi Nishiyama

Chapter 3 The Acute Stress Reaction to Major Thoracic Surgery 25
Lucio Cagini, Jacopo Vannucci, Michele Scialpi and Francesco Puma

Chapter 4 Short and Long Term Results of Major Lung Resections in Very Elderly People 41
Cristian Rapicetta, Massimiliano Paci, Tommaso Ricchetti, Sara Tenconi, Salvatore De Franco and Giorgio Sgarbi
Chapter 5 Risk Prediction and Outcome Analysis 65
Constance K. Haan

Chapter 6 Robot Assisted Thoracic Surgery (RATS) 89
Naohiro Kajiwara, Masatoshi Kakihana, Jitsuo Usuda, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Kawate and Norihiko Ikeda

Chapter 7 Valved Conduits Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery for Complex Congenital Heart Defects 101
Antonio F. Corno

Chapter 8 Surgical Management of the Aortic Root 113
B. Goslin and R. Hooker.

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