Thymectomy (Open and MIS Approaches)

  • Stefan ScholzEmail author
  • Alejandro V. Garcia


This chapter describes open, thoracoscopic, or robotic thymectomy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the critical concepts and different techniques for this procedure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Thymectomy Thoracoscopy VATS Robotic Myasthenia gravis Thymoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatric SurgeryPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pediatric SurgeryBaltimoreUSA

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