This book describes the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations. Brief chapters are devoted to a specific question or decision in general thoracic surgery that is difficult or controversial. The chapters contain both evidence-based recommendations and descriptions of surgeons’ personal practices. Chapters are organized around clearly identified recommendations, making possible the identification of useful material at a glance. Over 50 different topics are presented. This book is a valuable reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators.