TY - CHAP A1 - M. W. N. Oomen ED1 - Stefano Nazari Y1 - 2012-02-03 PY - 2012 T1 - Systematic Review of the Literature: Comparison of Open and Minimal Access Surgery (Thoracoscopic Repair) of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (EA-TEF) N2 - Front Lines of Thoracic Surgery collects up-to-date contributions on some of the most debated topics in today's clinical practice of cardiac, aortic, and general thoracic surgery,and anesthesia as viewed by authors personally involved in their evolution. The strong and genuine enthusiasm of the authors was clearly perceptible in all their contributions and I'm sure that will further stimulate the reader to understand their messages. Moreover, the strict adhesion of the authors' original observations and findings to the evidence base proves that facts are the best guarantee of scientific value. This is not a standard textbook where the whole discipline is organically presented, but authors' contributions are simply listed in their pertaining subclasses of Thoracic Surgery. I'm sure that this original and very promising editorial format which has and free availability at its core further increases this book's value and it will be of interest to healthcare professionals and scientists dedicated to this field. BT - Front Lines of Thoracic Surgery SP - Ch. 17 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/32537 DO - 10.5772/32537 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-25 ER -