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Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

  • Peter Slinger, MD, FRCPC

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ian Conacher
    Pages 1-7
  3. Preoperative Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Peter Slinger, Gail Darling
      Pages 11-34
    3. Javier Campos, Kalpaj R. Parekh
      Pages 35-48
  4. Thoracic Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Jens Lohser, Seiji Ishikawa
      Pages 83-101
    3. Lauren Yeazell, Keith Littlewood
      Pages 103-119
    4. Paul J. Wojciechowski, William E. Hurford
      Pages 121-132
    5. Cara Reimer, John Granton
      Pages 133-142
    6. Peter Slinger
      Pages 143-151
  5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures of the Trachea and Airways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Gordon N. Finlayson, Bevan G. Hughes
      Pages 155-170
    3. Ron V. Purugganan
      Pages 171-179
    4. Karen McRae
      Pages 181-198
  6. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures of the Mediastinum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Liza Chelico, Karen McRae
      Pages 211-223

About this book


Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery covers all aspects of anesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic procedures, including advances not addressed by other volumes, such as extracorporeal ventilatory support, new chest imaging modalities, lung isolation with a difficult airway, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, chronic postthoracotomy pain, management of one-lung anesthesia, lung isolation, lung transplantation,and pharmacologic therapy of pulmonary hypertension. The book is aimed at residents, fellows, and staff anesthesiologists, as well as nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and anesthesia assistants.

Major topics and special features:

Underlying basic science
Preoperative evaluation of the patient
Airway procedures
Mediastinal procedures
The complicating factors of significant co-morbidities and/or advanced age
Uncommon and complex thoracic surgical procedures 
Post-operative care
End-stage lung disease
Pediatric Thoracic Anesthesia
“Key Points” summarizing each chapter’s Highlights
Clinical case discussion, with the Author’s recommendations, in every clinical chapter


Anesthesia anesthesiology critical care thoracic surgeon thoracic surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Slinger, MD, FRCPC
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Toronto, Staff AnesthesiologistProfessor of AnesthesiaTorontoCanada

About the editors

Peter D. Slinger, MD, FRCPC, is Professor of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Staff Anesthesiologist, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
  • Editors Peter Slinger, MD, FRCPC
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0183-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3984-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0184-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 732
  • Number of Illustrations 144 b/w illustrations, 524 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Thoracic Surgery
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“Principles and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery will become the reference textbook of choice for thoracic anesthesia. … This is the most comprehensive text to date on noncardiac thoracic anesthesia. … The information is clearly readable and useful for early learners. … a useful resource and starting point for individuals preparing presentations on topics pertaining to thoracic anesthesia. … this is an excellent textbook, and a copy should find its way into every department of anesthesia, academic or community, involved with thoracic surgery.” (Calvin Thompson, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, Vol. 60, 2013)

“This book sets out to be a comprehensive and up-to-date reference textbook suitable for all grades of practitioners in thoracic anesthesia. … This book is generally excellent with numerous high-quality bronchoscopy images and will become the standard international large reference textbook. … All thoracic surgical centres should have a copy in their libraries. Many senior thoracic anaesthetists and fellows will want to own their own copies.” (J. H. Mackay and S. J. Gray, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 110 (5), 2013)

“Peter Slinger, a renowned expert in thoracic anesthesiology, has brought together more than 60 contributors … to produce this comprehensive text addressing the global practice of anesthesia for thoracic surgery. ... Slinger and colleagues have added significant value ... by including explanations of surgical technique in common, uncommon, and complex pulmonary procedures. ... Chapters on anesthesia for pediatric thoracic surgery, anesthetic management of thoracic trauma, transesophageal echocardiography applications during thoracic surgery ... establish this text as the most current and comprehensive work available. ... The book is ... an invaluable resource ... .” (Joseph P. Mathew, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 307 (4), January, 2012)

“This comprehensive book on all aspects of anesthesia related to noncardiac thoracic surgery covers anatomy and physiology, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, patient considerations and, of course, anesthetic implications of each. … This book’s worthy objectives are met -- fully. … It is also a wonderful reference for seasoned anesthesiologists. … Every single chapter has a clinical case that is interesting and serves as a good review. … this book is excellent. … it represents the field in an outstanding fashion.” (Martin Dauber, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2011)