Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy

  • Marcin Zielin´skiEmail author


Over the period of the last two decades, minimally invasive thymectomy has gained increasing popularity in surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) [1–3]. The main reason for this phenomenon is an avoidance of sternotomy previously regarded the gold standard approach for thymectomy for MG. Minimally invasive techniques include transcervical thymectomies and videothoracoscopy-assisted (VATS) thymectomies, the last one being the topic of this chapter.


Innominate Artery Anterior Mediastinum Left Innominate Vein Left Pleural Cavity Gold Standard Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryPulmonary HospitalZakopanePoland

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