Management of Esophageal Perforations and Injuries and Other Benign Diseases (ongoing)

Posted On 2020-05-18 05:42:56



This series on “Management of Esophageal Perforations and Injuries and Other Benign Diseases” is edited by Dr. Dania Nachira, from Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Policlinico Universitario “A.Gemelli” IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Rome, Italy; and Venanzio Porziella, from Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery Unit, Chief, Policlinico Universitario “A.Gemelli” IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Rome, Italy.

This series is designed to discuss management of esophageal perforations and injuries and other benign diseases. Complex and controversial issues that are on the minds of many will be addressed by experts such as yourself. This series reviews recent literature, provides expert insight into current practice, and also identifies future directions.

Dania Nachira, MD
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Policlinico Universitario “A.Gemelli” IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Rome, Italy

Dr. Dania Nachira graduated in Medicine from Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth (UCSC) in Rome (Italy) in 2010.

She worked as resident in the Department of General Thoracic Surgery at “A.Gemelli” University Hospital in Rome and she got her General Thoracic Surgery degree from Catholic University of Sacred Hearth (UCSC, Rome) in 2016. During her residency period, she attended a three - month fellowship program in Uniportal-VATS (Dr.M.Ismail) and Robotic Surgery (Prof J.Rückert) at the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Charité in Berlin.

Dr. Nachira is currently a Thoracic Surgeon at the Department of General Thoracic Surgery of “A.Gemelli” University Hospital in Rome.

She authored many publications in international peer reviewed journals and also several book chapters. She is member of ESTS (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons) and a reviewer of several international scientific journals.

Her research area deals with lung cancer, lung metastases, thymic pathology, hyperhidrosis, chest wall tumors and reconstruction, bronchopleural fistulas, esophageal cancer, robotic surgery and Uniportal- VATS surgery.

Dr. Nachira played an important role in starting Uniportal-VATS program at “A.Gemelli” University hospital in Rome and in organizing the annual “Roman Tips and Tricks in Thoracic Surgery - Uniportal VATS” Course endorsed by Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT) and Italian VATS Group.

Venanzio Porziella, MD
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery Unit, ChiefPoliclinico Universitario “A.Gemelli” IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Rome, Italy

Dr. Venanzio Porziella graduated in Medicine from Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth (UCSC) in Rome (Italy) in 1992.

He worked as resident in the Department of General Thoracic Surgery at “A.Gemelli” University Hospital in Rome and he got her General Thoracic Surgery degree from Catholic University of Sacred Hearth (UCSC, Rome) in 1998.

Dr. Porziella is currently a Thoracic Surgeon at the Department of General Thoracic Surgery of “A.Gemelli” University Hospital in Rome, and Chief of Esophageal Surgery unit.

He is assistant professor of Thoracic Surgery in the “A.Gemelli” Medical school of the Catholic University.

He authored many publications in international peer reviewed journals and also several book chapters.

His research area deals with esophageal disease, lung cancer, lung metastases, thymic pathology, hyperhidrosis, chest wall tumors and reconstruction, bronchopleural fistulas, and Uniportal- VATS surgery.

Dr. Porziella played an important role in starting and developing Esophageal Surgery program at “A.Gemelli” University hospital in Rome. He is a member of Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT).

Series outline:

The complete outline of this series is listed below:

  1. Introduction to the series
  2. Endoscopic conservative management of esophageal fistulas and perforations 
  3. Management of esophageal perforation and postoperative leaks 
  4. Thoracoscopic treatment of esophageal duplication cysts 
  5. Esophageal Schwannoma and Leyomioma 
  6. Management of acute upper GI lesions from caustic ingestion 
  7. Management of strictures of upper GI after caustic ingestions 
  8. Boerhaave syndrome 
  9. Indications and endoscopic treatment of Zenker diverticula 
  10. Esophageal stenting in benign diseases: an up-to-date 
  11. Indications and surgical treatment of Zenker diverticula 
  12. Functional "approach"of esophageal body diverticula