Congratulations on the successful launch of the proceeding (supplement) of Journal of Thoracic Disease dedicated to 21st Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic Disease

Published: 2012-12-24
The proceeding (, V4S1) dedicated to 21st Panhellenic Congress on Thoracic Diseases finally come out in December, 2012. Our guest editors for this proceeding are Dr. Paul Zarogoulidis, Dr.Dionysios Spyratos, and Prof. Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, from “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Aikaterni N. Visouli and Dr. Kosmas Tsakiridis from Saint Luke`s Private Hospital, Dr. Kaid Darwiche from Ruhrland Klinik, University of Duisburg-Essen, Dr. Nevena Secen from University of Novisad and Prof. Qiang Li from the II Military Medical University of Shanghai. This proceeding is a precious collection of abstracts and articles on thoracic disease.

Beginning with a detailed meeting report by Prof. Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, president of this 21st Panhellenic Congress and Prof. Qiang Li, honorary president, this proceeding features original, review articles and case reports selected from the contribution of the experts attending the conference. It serves as a larger and further platform for communication between pneumonologists, thoracic surgeons and paediatric pneumonologists, by presenting the latest knowledge on the whole spectrum of lung diseases, and providing a venue for informal sharing of information and research experience with experts worldwide. 

This proceeding captures a snapshot of a wide range of aspects of lung cancer, provides current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations of thoracic disease. Highlights of the focused issue include 3-port video assisted thoracoscopic plication, catamenial pneumothorax, primary lung carcinoid as a rare cause of paraparesis, pulmonary metastases of renal cell carcinoma, post-traumatic lung pseudocysts etc.. Here you can explore the strategy for special cases like complex benign post-tracheostomy tracheal stenosis, learn more about video assisted thoracoscopic plication and appreciate the current management of the intrathoracic goiter.

Please follow up on this focused issue for more fascinating content. We are sure you will find this issue practical and interesting to read.