© 1989

Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Procedures on the Chest and Thoracic Cavity

  • H. Pichlmaier
  • F. W. Schildberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. M. Müller, R. Grundmann, H. Hofmann, H. Ehrenberg
    Pages 31-46
  3. F. W. Schildberg, E. Kiffner, M. H. Schoenberg
    Pages 47-76
  4. F. W. Schildberg, E. Kiffner
    Pages 77-106
  5. H. Hamelmann, M. Thermann
    Pages 195-210
  6. R. Grundmann
    Pages 211-224
  7. H. Pichlmaier, J. M. Müller
    Pages 225-454
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 455-494

About this book


It is a great pleasure and honor to be asked to participate in the translation of this important and historical volume on thoracic surgery and to provide this foreword. Martin Kirschner of Mannheim/Heidelberg was an early pioneer in thoracic and esophageal surgery. His operation for bypass of the esophagus using the entire stomach remains a standard of the surgical armamentarium to this date. The original Kirschner Textbook of Surgery was a standard in its day. We are fortunate that Professors H. Pichlmaier and F.W. Schildberg and other colleagues have provided us with this important modern successor of a classic textbook. The reader is rewarded by an extensive treatise which includes not only the most up to date techniques in pulmonary, esophageal, mediastinal, and chest wall (including breast) surgery but also provides an excellent perspective on the techniques used by pioneers in the field. Although some of these early techniques are not commonly used today, knowledge of their use and application broadens the capability of the thoracic surgeon. Changing times bring renewed problems with infectious diseases. Knowledge of the management of the pleural space and pulmonary infectious problems is a critical part of the education of the thoracic surgeon.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Pichlmaier
    • 1
  • F. W. Schildberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Köln-LindenthalKöln 41Deutschland
  2. 2.Chirurgische UniversitätsklinikKlinikum GroßhadernMünchen 70Deutschland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thoracic Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Surgical Procedures on the Chest and Thoracic Cavity
  • Editors H. Pichlmaier
    F.W. Schildberg
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-48989-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83256-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 460
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information German original edition published as Band 6, Teil 1 of: Kirschnersche allgemeine und spezielle Operationslehre
  • Topics General Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Traumatic Surgery
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