Video-assisted extended transcervical thymectomy

Christopher B. Komanapalli, James I. Cohen, Mithran S. Sukumar

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    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate extended thymectomy via the transcervical route. METHODS: With the use of the Rultract retractor (Rultract, Cleveland, OH), videothoracoscopy and single-lung ventilation allowed complete thymectomy. RESULTS: This article demonstrates complete resection of all the thymus from the anterior and superior mediastinum. CONCLUSIONS: In selected patients, the transcervical route can used to completely resect the thymus, avoiding the morbidity of sternotomy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)90-94
    Number of pages5
    JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Mar 2007


    • Thymectomy
    • Transcervical
    • Video-assisted

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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