Extended Transcervical Video-Assisted Thymectomy

Christopher B. Komanapalli, James Cohen, Mithran Sukumar

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Abstract

This article describes surgery using a transcervical approach with thoracoscopic visualization. The video-assisted extended approach is well suited for patients undergoing thymectomy for myasthenia gravis, thymic cysts, small thymoma, or mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. It incorporates the minimally invasive nature of the transcervical method with the extensive anterior mediastinal dissection, while allowing for complete removal of the thymus and anterior mediastinal fat and avoiding the morbidity of a sternotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-243
Number of pages9
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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Mediastinal Cyst
Thymectomy
Parathyroid Neoplasms
Sternotomy
Thymoma
Myasthenia Gravis
Thymus Gland
Dissection
Fats
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Transcervical thymectomy
  • Transsternal technique
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Extended Transcervical Video-Assisted Thymectomy. / Komanapalli, Christopher B.; Cohen, James; Sukumar, Mithran.

In: Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Vol. 20, No. 2, 05.2010, p. 235-243.

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Komanapalli, Christopher B. ; Cohen, James ; Sukumar, Mithran. / Extended Transcervical Video-Assisted Thymectomy. In: Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2010 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 235-243.
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