Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction

Posted On 2020-01-15 07:25:40

This focused issue on “Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction” is edited by Dr. Francesco Petrella, from Department of Thoracic Surgery, IRCCS European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy; and Dr. Lorenzo Spaggiari, from Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

There is a need to lead a focused issue on this topic because it represents the ideal mix of technical skills, oncologic and pathophysiologic competences as well as one of the most intriguing aspects of thoracic surgery. The variety of reconstruction techniques, the biomaterials and prosthetic devices represent only some topic to be debated, in particular nowadays with 3D printing and stem cell technology evolution.

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