Article Abstract

Uniportal bilateral video-assisted sequential thoracoscopic extended thymectomy

Authors: Francesco Paolo Caronia, Ettore Arrigo, Sebastiano Trovato, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Salvatore Cottone, Francesco Sgalambro, Mario Guglielmo, Antonio Volpicelli, Alfonso Fiorelli

Abstract

Standard video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been reported as a minimally invasive approach alternative to sternotomy for management of myasthenia gravis (MG) associated with thymoma or thymic hyperplasia. Uniportal video-thoracoscopy is an evolution of standard multi-portal video-thoracoscopy for management of several thoracic diseases but its role for resecting mediastinal tumor remains under-evaluated. Herein, we describe our experience with bilateral uniportal thoracoscopic sequential extended thymectomy with case and video illustrations.

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