Thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal tumor

Rodney J. Landreneau, Robert D. Dowling, William M. Castillo, Peter F. Ferson

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Abstract

The therapeutic role of thoracoscopy has expanded with advances in endoscopic surgical instrumentation and laser technology. We report a complete thoracoscopic resection of an encapsulated (stage I) thymoma with lymphocytic predominance in an elderly woman without myasthenia gravis. The patient had an uncomplicated postoperative course and was discharged on the third postoperative day. Median sternotomy with its attendant morbidity was avoided. Thoracoscopic resection of thymic neoplasms may be a useful approach in carefully selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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Thymus Neoplasms
Thoracoscopy
Sternotomy
Thymoma
Myasthenia Gravis
Neoplasms
Lasers
Technology
Morbidity
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Landreneau, Rodney J. ; Dowling, Robert D. ; Castillo, William M. ; Ferson, Peter F. / Thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal tumor. In: The Annals of thoracic surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 142-144.
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Thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal tumor. / Landreneau, Rodney J.; Dowling, Robert D.; Castillo, William M.; Ferson, Peter F.

In: The Annals of thoracic surgery, Vol. 54, No. 1, 07.1992, p. 142-144.

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