Focused Issue on Malignant Pleural Effusion

Posted On 2020-02-24 08:24:40



This Focused Issue “Malignant Pleural Effusion” is edited by Prof. Roberto Crisci and Dr. Duilio Divisi from Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini Hospital” of Teramo, Italy.

Prof. Roberto Crisci earned his Italian Thoracic Surgery Degree magna cum laude from University in Rome. He is Director of Thoracic Surgery Unit of “G. Mazzini” Hospital of Teramo, Italy. Prof. Roberto Crisci is Full Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Respiratory Diseases into the “Faculty of Medicine” at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. He is Founder and Honorary President of Italian VATS Group and he was President of Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy. Prof. Roberto Crisci is the next President of Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery and he is coordinator of national and international study groups.

The clinical and research area mainly focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery in lung cancer and thymic tumors, chest wall resection and reconstruction (trauma, tumors, deformities), lung volume reduction surgery, sympathetic surgery, benign and malignant pleural disease. The new focus is the robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Prof. Roberto Crisci has authored several original publications in scientific journals and textbook chapters within his field of interest. He carried out numerous presentations at several national and international conferences.

Dr. Duilio Divisi earned his Italian Thoracic Surgery Degree magna cum laude from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He is Senior Thoracic Surgeon at Hospital of Teramo (Italy), upon return of a wide thoracic surgery and lung transplantation experience as “Assistant des Hôpitaux, Chef de Clinique des Universités” at Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of South Lyon, “Louis Pradel” Hospital of Lyon (France). During this time, he studied the lung preservation in various experimental autotransplant animal models and published of this topic.

Dr. Duilio Divisi is member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery and the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy. As of 2000, He is teaching thoracic surgery and respiratory diseases into the “Faculty of Medicine” at the University of L’Aquila.

The clinical and research area mainly focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery in lung cancer and thymic tumors, chest wall resection and reconstruction (trauma, tumors, deformities), lung volume reduction surgery, sympathetic surgery, benign and malignant pleural disease. The new focus is the robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Dr. Duilio Divisi has authored several original publications in scientific journals and textbook chapters within his field of interest. He carried out numerous presentations at several national and international conferences.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Editorial
  2. Pleural diseases related to unknown primary carcinoma (CUP)
    Marco Scarci, Department of Thoracic Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
  3. Role of total-body computed tomography and 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan in malignant pleural effusion patients with unknown primary tumor site
    Alessandro Gonfiotti, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University Hospital Careggi, Largo Brambilla, Florence, Italy
  4. Cytopathologic diagnoses in malignant pleural effusion: Is it still topical? 
    Duilio Divisi & Laura Brancone, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini” Hospital, Teramo, Italy
  5. Biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural disease
    Fiamma Buttitta, Italian Society of Pathology-Italian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (SIAPEC-IAP), 20162 Milano, Italy
  6. Role of genomics and histology diagnosis in recurrent malignant pleural effusion
    Lorenzo Spaggiari, Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Department of Oncology and Hematology (DIPO), School of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  7. Management of a malignant pleural effusion: a review
    Gino Zaccagna, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L'Aquila, "G. Mazzini" Hospital, Teramo, Italy
  8. Video-assisted thoracoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural disease
    Mario Nosotti, Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation Unit, Foundation IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  9. Benefit of thoracoscopic pleurodesis with talc poudrage versus cytotoxic drug in malignant pleural effusion
    Francesco Sollitto, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
  10. Expectancy survival of malignant pleural effusion patients treated with thoracoscopic pleurodesis related to histology
    Marco Lucchi, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  11. Appropriate treatment approaches and prognosis of pleural mesothelioma
    Lorenzo Spaggiari, Division of Thoracic Surgery, IEO European Institute of Oncology, IRCCS, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Department of Oncology and Hematology (DIPO), School of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  12. Role of intrapleural chemotherapy in non‐small cell lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion
    Ugo Pastorino, Thoracic Surgery Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy