Management of Giant Mediastinal Tumors (Ongoing)

Posted On 2021-08-19 14:37:41

The series on “Management of Giant Mediastinal Tumors” is edited by Dr. Ryuichi Waseda (Fukuoka University, Japan) and Pietro Bertoglio (IRCCS Bologna University Hospital, Italy). This series will cover the pathological, oncological, radiological, anesthesiological, and surgical management of Giant Mediastinal Tumors.

Ryuichi Waseda, MD, PhD
Department of General Thoracic, Breast, and Pediatric Surgery, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan

Dr. Ryuichi Waseda is currently a staff surgeon of the Department of General Thoracic, Breast, and Pediatric Surgery of Fukuoka University Hospital as well as an assistant professor of the department.

He graduated from Kanazawa University, Faculty of Medicine in 2001, and completed the training of thoracic surgery in Kanazawa University. He also got his degree of medical science in the research for airway reconstruction using robotic technology. Additionally, he was working in Medical University of Vienna as a clinical fellow in 2014/2015. The collaborative works with Medical University of Vienna have been done, mainly in clinical and scientific activities of lung transplant, and the collaboration is continuing.

His main focus of research and clinical activities is in lung transplantation. Also, his interests lie in thoracic oncology and innovation of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. His research of innovative fluorescence technique with vitamin B2 in lung cancer surgery got grants from the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science, and the results was awarded a prize in the World Conference of Lung Cancer 2016. To date, he has published more than 30 articles in the field of thoracic surgery.

He is a member of International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). He has activities as a councilor in several Japanese medical societies.

Pietro Bertoglio, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, IRCCS Bologna University Hospital, Bologna, Italy

Dr. Pietro Bertoglio is a staff surgeon of the University Hospital of Bologna, Italy. His clinical, surgical and research interest is mainly focused on lung cancer multimodal treatment and malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Bertoglio graduated cum laude at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome (Italy) in 2010 and he attended his residency in General Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Pisa (Italy). He assumed a staff position in 2016 at the Sacro Cuore Don Calabria research Hospital in Negrar di Valpolicella (Verona, Italy) where he worked until May 2020.

In 2014 he was awarded with the EACTS Francis Fontan Prize; in 2015 he attended a clinical fellowship focused on lung transplant and airways surgery at the General Hospital of Vienna , Austria (director prof. Walter Klepetko) and in 2016 he attended a clinical fellowship focused on surgical and multimodal treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the University Hospital of Leicester, United Kingdom (director mr. David A. Waller).

He has published numerous original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active member of EACTS, ESTS and IASLC.

Series outline:

  1. Introduction to the series 
  2. Etiology and pathological features
  3. Oncological aspects of giant mediastinal tumors including
  4. Radiological and invasive diagnosis
  5. Anesthesiological management and problems
  6. Surgical treatment for giant tumor of anterior mediastinum
  7. Surgical treatment for giant tumor of middle mediastinum
  8. Surgical treatment for giant tumor of posterior mediastinum 
  9. The role of minimally invasive surgery in the management of giant tumors
  10. Case report: Giant tumors of the mediastinum

The series “Management of Giant Mediastinal Tumors” was commissioned by the editorial office, Mediastinum without any sponsorship or funding. Drs Ryuichi Waseda & Pietro Bertoglio are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.