by Professor Franscesco Puma, Chief of Thoracic Surgery Department. Full Professor in Thoracic Surgery, Università degli studi di Perugia
We present our experience in the use of the 3D computed tomography – based template in the surgical planning of complex procedures in Thoracic Surgery. We used this approach in two different clinical settings: Tracheal surgery and surgery for extended chest wall tumors.
In the latter, this approach made it possible to obtain an ideal customization of the chest wall prosthesis, precisely adapted to the postoperative defect of the chest wall.
The 3D model of the trachea, larynx and carina, allowed us to ascertain the extent of the presumed airway segment to resect and the possible need for additional surgical release maneuvers.
About Franscesco Puma
Professor Puma is the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery in Perugia.
He received the following academic titles: -1998: Assistant Professor in General Surgery; – 2000: Associate Professor in General Thoracic Surgery; – 2006: Full Professor in General Thoracic Surgery. – 2007: Director of the General Thoracic Surgery Residency Program. – 2014 – 2016: Director of the Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences. – 2017: Rector Deputy for the academic relations with the public Institutions. University of Perugia.
As Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery he has performed over 4000 major thoracic surgery procedures. Prof. Puma has published over 200 articles and book chapters.
About Università degli studi di Perugia
The Università degli Studi di Perugia, founded in 1308, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and one of the most accredited, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education.