Robotic-assisted resection of a thymoma after two previous sternotomies

Maheshwaran Sivarajah, Benny Weksler

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Abstract

Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged as a new strategy for resection of thymomas. It may provide an option for patients who have had prior thoracic procedures, reducing the risks involved with another open procedure. We present a patient with a thymoma occurring after two prior sternotomies for cardiac procedures. A robotic-assisted thymectomy was performed successfully, with no complications. The minimally invasive approach of robotic-assisted resection of thymomas provides a safe alternative to redo sternotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Robotic-assisted resection of a thymoma after two previous sternotomies. / Sivarajah, Maheshwaran; Weksler, Benny.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 90, No. 2, 01.08.2010, p. 668-670.

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