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[Nine myasthenia gravis cases of thoracoscopic extended thymectomy].
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PMID:  23023540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The indication of thoracoscopic excision of mediastinal tumor at our department is benign tumor or noninvasive thymoma diagnosed before surgery. For myasthenia gravis, thoracoscopic extended thymectomy is performed with a bilateral thoracic approach using a laparolift, and this procedure is indicated for cases with complication of thymoma with a tumor size up to 5 cm. We performed thoracoscopic extended thymectomy in 9 myasthenia gravis patients between January and October 2011, and achieved favorable postoperative courses with no development of major complications so far. However,surgery required a long time compared to the conventional extended thymectomy employing median sternotomy, showing that further modification of the surgical procedure and improvement of the surgical skill are necessary. We report the details of thoracoscopic extended thymectomy with a bilateral thoracic approach for 9 myasthenia gravis patients performed at our department.
Masaya Aoki; Toshiyuki Nagata; Tadashi Umehara; Souichi Suzuki; Aya Harada; Kazuhiro Wakida; Tsunayuki Otsuka; Kota Kariatsumari; Koichi Sakasegawa; Yoshihiro Nakamura; Masami Sato
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0021-5252     ISO Abbreviation:  Kyobu Geka     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413533     Medline TA:  Kyobu Geka     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  960-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan.
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