Subxiphoid approach for video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy in treating myasthenia gravis

Chung Ping Hsu, Cheng Yen Chuang, Nan Yung Hsu, Sen Ei Shia

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Previous experience using the transcervical, left or right thoracic approach for thymectomy, although demonstrating promising efficacy, involves some compromise of the surgical exposure. We performed subxiphoid video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (SxVATET) on eight consecutive myasthenic patients. The mean operation time, weights of resected specimen, and thoracic drainage period were 156.9 min (range 120-200 min), 77.5 g (range 40-100 g), and 3.4 days (range 3-4 days), respectively. There were no surgical complications or mortalities, and the cosmesis is satisfying. Our experience demonstrates that SxVATET provides an excellent view of the bilateral pleural cavities. Subsequently, extended thymectomy, resecting ample mediastinal fatty tissue in addition to the thymic glands, can be safely undertaken.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)4-8
頁數5
期刊Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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出版狀態已發佈 - 9月 2002
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 心臟病學與心血管醫學
  • 肺和呼吸系統醫學
  • 手術

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