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    Giovanni VICIDOMINI

    Insegnamento di THORACIC SURGERY

    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: MED/21

    CFU: 2,00


    Periodo di Erogazione: Primo Semestre


    Teaching language



    Lectures on chest diseases of surgical interest. Slides with text and figures will be used, with simultaneous film projection. One or more lessons will be devoted to the practical illustration of invasive therapeutic diagnostic procedures in Thoracic Surgery

    Textbook and course materials

    Pocket Manual of General Thoracic Surgery. Authors: Amin Madani, Andrew Seely, Lorenzo Ferri.
    Springer International Publishing AG; 262 pages

    Course objectives

    The course aims to provide basic clinical knowledge on thoracic diseases of surgical interest. The course, therefore, is aimed at a training course at the end of which the student will be able to elaborate diagnostic-therapeutic pathways in patients suffering from thoracic surgical diseases.


    Passing the preparatory exams as decided by the Consiglio di Corso di Laurea.

    Teaching methods

    Three lectures during an hour and a half with compulsory course attendance. Attendance is recorded using a badge. The minimum attendance percentage allowing to take the exam is 75%.

    Evaluation methods

    The exam is oral. The student must demonstrate sufficient learning of each topic included in the exam program. In particular, the following will be evaluated: capacity for critical connections, ability to synthesise, quality of the organization and exposure of the speech, the use of specialized vocabulary, the ability to medical investigate, etc. It will be held with an interview divided into questions on the topics of the program, designed to ascertain the level of knowledge achieved by the student. The final grade will be in thirtieths and will result from the arithmetic average of the marks obtained in the two oral tests (Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery). The exam can be passed only if the minimum score of 18/30 is obtained in both oral tests.

    Other information

    The slides used during the lesson are released to the students.

    Course Syllabus

    Course program of thoracic surgery
    1) Non-invasive diagnostic methods
    2) Invasive diagnostic methods
    3) Diseases of the Mediastinum
    a. Acute and chronic mediastinitis
    b. Mediastinal syndrome
    c. Mediastinal tumors
    4) Diseases of the Pleura
    to. Benign and malignant pleural effusion
    b. Pleural empiema
    c. pneumothorax
    d. Pleural neoplasms
    5) Lung Diseases
    to. Bronchiectasis
    b. Lung abscess
    c. Pulmonary echinococcosis
    d. Bullous emphysema
    is. Benign Lung Tumors
    f. Malignant neoplasm of the lung (diagnosis, staging, surgical treatment)
    g. Pulmonary transplantation
    6) Diseases of the Diaphragm
    a. Congenital hernias
    b. Traumatic hernias
    c. Hernia of the Esophageal Jatus

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