About this Research Topic
Pediatric thoracic surgery has increasingly become important in clinical practice; moreover, recent anesthetic and technological achievements have made it safer and more reliable.
The introduction of Robot-assistance in pediatric thoracoscopic surgery has represented an instrumental innovation. Thus, innovations in minimally invasive surgery need to be reported and validated. Furthermore, the development of new minimally invasive approaches require a change in the modalities of training in pediatric thoracic surgery.
Nevertheless, there still are many unsolved questions on many conditions, one of all the management of congenital lung malformations such as the best post-natal management in asymptomatic patients, the timing and type of surgical approach. These aspects, through original research studies, need to be clarified
Our goal is to create a starting point for future studies, research, and technical developments, intending to offer both young and experienced pediatric surgeons a comprehensive e-book and an updated review of this rapidly changing field.
This Research Topic also represents a great opportunity to gather some of the most expert thoracic pediatric surgeons coming from different geographical areas, mainly Europe and North America. Their involvement will allow them to share different points of view and vary technical peculiarities. We also hope to give an incitement to young pediatric surgeons to show, through a scientific article, their original ideas.
• Post-natal management of Congenital Lung Malformations (CLMs)
• New Imaging evaluation of Congenital Lung Malformations (CLMs)
• Innovative treatment possibilities for Long-Gap esophageal atresia
• Malformation of the Chest wall
• Unsolved issues concerning Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP)
• Biological and molecular aspects of CLMs
• Innovations in minimally invasive thoracic surgery
• Robot-assisted thoracic surgery
• New discoveries and therapeutic innovations for esophageal strictures
• Updates on caustic ingestion
• Management of thoracic empyema
• New modalities of training in pediatric thoracic surgery
• Tumors related to congenital lung malformations such as pleuro-pulmonary blastoma
• Mediastinal tumors
We are interested in the following types of manuscripts: Clinical Trial, Original Research, Systematic Review, Case Report, Editorial
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