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Robotic Thymectomy

  • Federico ReaEmail author
  • Giuseppe Marulli
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Abstract

In this chapter, we describe a minimally invasive surgical technique for thymectomy with mediastinal fat removal by left-sided thoracoscopy enhanced by the use of the “da Vinci” robotic system. A detailed description of technique, its application, tips and pitfalls, and results are discussed.

Keywords

Intercostal Space Phrenic Nerve Anterior Axillary Line Mediastinal Pleura Phrenic Nerve Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular SciencesUniversity Hospital of PaduaPaduaItaly

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