Comparative study of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery versus open thymectomy for thymoma and myasthenia gravis


Ersen E., Kilic B., Kara H. V. , Iscan M., Sarbay I., Demirkaya A., ...More

VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES, vol.13, no.3, pp.376-382, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/wiitm.2018.75835
  • Title of Journal : VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.376-382

Abstract

Introduction: Thymectomy is the preferred standard treatment in younger non-thymoma patients with myasthenia gravis as well as in patients with early stage thymoma. Total thymectomy by median sternotomy has been the surgical approach since resection of the thymus with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).