Airway Surgery

Posted On 2020-11-03 15:46:55

This series on “Airway Surgery” is edited by Dr. Servet Bölükbas, from Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Essen, Germany.

Sleeve resections of the tracheobronchial tree are performed to avoid pneumonectomy and to achieve a complete resection in centrally located lung tumors. In 1947, Sir Clement Price Thomas performed the first right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy for adenoma. He also reported about a case series of 36 sleeve lobectomies including a sleeve resection of the left main bronchus with upper lobe and sleeve of pulmonary artery in 1959. It was not a surgery for everybody by that time! Nowadays, sleeve lobectomy has become a routine procedure at least in open thoracic surgery. I hope you will enjoy the present series with various and very valuable contributions on this topic of airway surgery.

Editorial on Airway Surgery
Introduction: airway surgery-pushing the limits
Servet Bölükbas

Review Article on Airway Surgery
Anesthetic considerations for tracheobronchial surgery
Anna Schleicher, Harald Groeben

Management of tracheobronchial injuries
Stefan Welter, Weam Essaleh

Technique of laryngotracheal resection in subglottic stenosis
Erich Stoelben, Armen Aleksanyan

Standard and extended sleeve resections of the tracheobronchial tree
Servet Bölükbas, Natalie Baldes, Thomas Bergmann, Michael Eberlein, Safet Beqiri

Robotic-assisted tracheobronchial surgery
Brian D. Cohen, M. Blair Marshall

Prophylaxis and management of postoperative complications after tracheobronchial surgery
Corinna Ludwig

Tracheotomy, closure of long-term tracheostomy and standard tracheal segmental resections
Alper Toker, J. Awori Hayanga, Ankit Dhamija, Robert Herron, Ghulam Abbas

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lung sparing tracheo-bronchial and carinal sleeve resections
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Konstantinos Marios Soultanis, Alejandro Garcia, Kaiyun Yang, Yue Qing, Linhua Yie, Guangqiang Zhao, Anning Chen, Yunchao Huang, Guangjian Li, Gening Jiang

The focused issue “Airway Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Servet Bölükbas is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.