Video-assisted extended transcervical thymectomy

Christopher B. Komanapalli, James I. Cohen, Mithran S. Sukumar

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


  • Thymectomy
  • Transcervical
  • Video-assisted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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