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Updated chapters

As of October 18, 2023*

Hot Topic: Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Metastases

Hot Topic: Investigation and Management of the Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodule

NEW: Long-Segment Supercharged Pedicled Jejunal (SpJ) Interposition for Esophageal Replacement

NEW: Robotic Thymectomy

Thymic Neoplasms - A Comprehensive Review of the Diagnosis, Classification, and Treatment

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children

Screening and Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Congenital Diaphragmatic Malformations

Rare Infections of the Pleural Space

Esophageal Foreign Bodies in Infants and Children

Diagnostic Procedures for Pleural Diseases

Fibrothorax and Decortication

Open Reoperative Antireflux Surgery

Surgical Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Parasitic Diseases of the Lung and Pleura

Subglottic Resection: Adults

Alternatives to Surgical Resection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Superior Vena Cava Obstruction

Biomarker Testing for Precision in Lung Cancer

Flexible Endoscopy

Tuberculous Pleural Disease

Critical Care of the Thoracic Surgical Patient

Early Postoperative Complications

Massive (Paraesophageal) Hiatal Hernia

Inflammatory Conditions of the Airway

Posterior Approach to Superior Sulcus Tumors

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Benign and Malignant Pleural Effusions

Biology and Epidemiology of Esophageal Carcinoma

Empyema and Bronchopleural Fistula

Secondary Esophageal Motor Disorders and Treatment

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Achalasia and Other Motor Disorders of the Esophagus


History of Esophageal Surgery

History and Development of General Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Duct and Chylothorax

Reconstruction of the Pulmonary Artery

Anatomy and Physiology of the Pleural Space


Perioperative Medical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Acute Necrotizing Mediastinitis

Endoscopic Management of Reflux

Medical Therapy for Barrett’s Esophagus

Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection


Anatomy of the Lung

Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Role of Sublobar (Segmentectomy and Wedge Resection) in the Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Radiology, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Molecular Imaging of the Lungs

Pleural Imaging

Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Pneumomediastinum

Gastroesophageal Reflux and Severe Obesity

Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for GERD

Hill Repair and Hill Sutures

Thoracoscopic Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis

Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy As Primary Treatment of Esophageal Cancer

Induction and Adjuvant Therapy for Cancer of the Esophagus

Interventional Bronchoscopy for the Management of Malignant Airway Obstruction

The Role of Cryotherapy for Thoracic Surgery

Chronic Mediastinitis

Phrenic Nerve Pacing and Diaphragm Pacing

Evaluation and Management of Elevated Diaphragm

Surgical Approaches to the Diaphragm

Thoracic Incisions

Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis

Complications of Airway Surgery

Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment for Lung Cancer (SBRT)


Postresection Follow-Up for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Anesthesia for General Thoracic Surgery

Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Selection and Placement of Conduits

Peptic Esophagitis, Peptic Stricture, and Short Esophagus

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Last updated: October 18, 2023