Article Abstract

The application of robotic surgery on the anterior mediastinal tumors

Authors: Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Sara Ricciardi, Ilenia Cavaliere, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi

Abstract

Robotic surgery represents an excellent alternative approach for the treatment of anterior mediastinal lesions. Thanks to its advanced technological features, the robotic system allows to achieve a radical thymectomy, as suggested by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. Robotic thymectomy when performed by a skilled surgeon is an effective and safe procedure, also in challenging operations, guarantying better post-operative quality of life than the conventional approach.