Robotic Techniques

  • Federico Rea
  • Giuseppe Marull


The left thoracoscopic thymectomy enhanced by the use of robotic system “Da Vinci” allows for a complete removal of thymus and perithymic fat tissue. We adopted this technique to perform the thymectomy in patients affected by nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis, and although it can be safely applied in patients with small thymoma, we prefer a standard sternotomic approach for Masaoka stages II to IV thymoma.


Robotic System Robotic Technique Masaoka Stage Left Phrenic Nerve Thoracoscopic Thymectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Rea
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Marull
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences Division of Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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