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Robotic-Assisted Thymectomy

Authors
Journal
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
1043-0679
Publisher
Elsevier - WB Saunders
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2008.11.007
Keywords
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Robotic
  • Thymectomy
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Thymectomy is an established therapy for myasthenia gravis. Minimally invasive surgery for thymectomy has been reported, but not clearly shown to be equivalent to open resection. Robotic-assisted thymectomy may provide the benefit of a full resection of thymic tissue and anterior mediastinal tissue for the treatment of myasthenia gravis by a minimally invasive approach. We present a review of the experience of robotic thymectomy.

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