Open Videoassisted Techniques: Transcervical Approach

  • Marc de Perrot
  • Shaf Keshavjee


Blalock’s initial experience in the early 1940s and subsequently published series of surgically treated patients led to the widespread acceptance of thymectomy in the treatment of MG despite the absence of a prospective randomized trial comparing surgery with medical treatment alone [1]. Controversies remain, however, with regard to the timing and extent of surgery to be performed.


Thymic Tissue Innominate Vein Inferior Pole Thymus Gland Myasthenic Crisis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc de Perrot
    • 1
  • Shaf Keshavjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic SurgeryToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada

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