Advanced Therapy in Thoracic Surgery, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included).1550090801
Advanced therapy in thoracic surgery Thoracic Surgery Definition
Thoracic surgery is the repair of organs located in the thorax, or chest. The thoracic cavity lies between the neck and the diaphragm, and contains the heart and lungs (cardiopulmonary system), the esophagus, trachea, pleura, , 2d ed. (CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). included)
Franco, Kenneth L. and Joe B. Putnam Jr.
In this update of the 1998 edition, Franco (U. of Illinois College of Medicine; Methodist Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute, Peoria) and Putnam (U. of Texas; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston) review advances in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery cardiovascular surgery Heart surgery An operation for repairing structural defects of the cardiovascular system Examples CABG, repair of congenital heart defects, varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, ventricular remodeling, transmyocardial . International contributors to 44 chapters treat diagnostic imaging, gene therapy, and multi-modality management of such conditions as lung cancer lung cancer, cancer that originates in the tissues of the lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States in both men and women. Like other cancers, lung cancer occurs after repeated insults to the genetic material of the cell. , other thoracic malignancies, congenital deformities, and gastroesophageal reflux disease gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Disorder characterized by frequent passage of gastric contents from the stomach back into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn, coughing, frequent clearing of the throat, and difficulty in swallowing. . They also discuss possible solutions to limited organ availability for lung transplants--e.g., living donors, artificial lungs, and organs from other species. Illustrations contained in the text and companion CD-ROM include surgical techniques.
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