OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate extended thymectomy via the transcervical route. METHODS: With the use of the Rultract retractor (Rultract, Cleveland, OH), videothoracoscopy and single-lung ventilation allowed complete thymectomy. RESULTS: This article demonstrates complete resection of all the thymus from the anterior and superior mediastinum. CONCLUSIONS: In selected patients, the transcervical route can used to completely resect the thymus, avoiding the morbidity of sternotomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine