Several techniques of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy have been proposed, and each has its own proponents. We summarize our experience in 20 patients who underwent bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy, using a new patient positioning that amplifies the thoracoscopic view of the cardiophrenic regions which are often difficult to visualize with standard techniques. In all cases, en-bloc thymectomy with complete dissection of the mediastinal fatty tissue was achieved without sternal retractors or additional incisions.

Caronia, F., Fiorelli, A., & Lo Monte, A.I. (2013). Bilateral thoracoscopic thymectomy using a novel positioning system. ASIAN CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC ANNALS, 0(0), 1-3 [10.1177/0218492313508563].

Bilateral thoracoscopic thymectomy using a novel positioning system

LO MONTE, Attilio Ignazio
2013

Abstract

Several techniques of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy have been proposed, and each has its own proponents. We summarize our experience in 20 patients who underwent bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy, using a new patient positioning that amplifies the thoracoscopic view of the cardiophrenic regions which are often difficult to visualize with standard techniques. In all cases, en-bloc thymectomy with complete dissection of the mediastinal fatty tissue was achieved without sternal retractors or additional incisions.
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Caronia, F., Fiorelli, A., & Lo Monte, A.I. (2013). Bilateral thoracoscopic thymectomy using a novel positioning system. ASIAN CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC ANNALS, 0(0), 1-3 [10.1177/0218492313508563].
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