This special Series, “Prolonged Air Leak After Lung Surgery: Prediction, Prevention and Management”, published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease, aims to present readers with an extensive update on the PAL. We asked each expert to analyze specific aspects by sharing their experience and expertise, such as PAL after robotic surgery and segmentectomy. We have also analyzed the economic impact of PAL through the cost analysis of new devices and complications. Readers can find other interesting insights.
Prolonged air leak after lung surgery: prediction, prevention and management
A brief appraisal on the GRADE methodology and the development of recommendations on the management of prolonged air leaks by the PALAS Study Group
Should we use a biophysical approach in the classification and management of air leakage after lung resection?
Prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracic anatomical pulmonary resections: a clinical predicting model based on data from the Italian VATS group registry, a machine learning approach
Prolonged air leak after segmentectomy: incidence and risk factors
Risk factors, complications and costs of prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for primary lung cancer
Intraoperative prevention and conservative management of postoperative prolonged air leak after lung resection: a systematic review
The role of new staplers in reducing the incidence of air leak
Enhanced recovery after surgery and chest tube management
Prolonged air leak after robotic lung resection: a narrative review
The series “Prolonged air leak after lung surgery: prediction, prevention and management” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease and sponsored by Bard Limited. Bard Limited has no interference on the contents of the special series. Roberto Crisci, Alessandro Brunelli, Florian Augustin and Francesco Zaraca served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.