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[Surgical treatment for mediastinal cysts].
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PMID:  23023537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background:Since most of mediastinal cysts are benign tumors, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is optimal surgical procedure in recent years. It is important to select an appropriate approach accordance with the various locations of the cysts. Methods:This is a retrospective review between 2005 and 2011 included 42 cases who had been undergone surgery for mediastinal cysts at the department. Results:There were 19 males and 23 females, mean-age 58.9±11.8 year. The cysts in superior portion of the mediastinum, anterior and middle mediastinum were 2, 31, and 9 patients, respectively. Operative procedures included 3 or 4 ports in 11, mini-thoracotomy and 2 or 3 ports in 28, cervical incision and mini-thoracotomy and 2 ports in 1, median sternotomy in 2. Mean operative time was 128.8±62.8 minutes. The mean postoperative stay was 5.6±2.1 days. There was hardly a perioperative complication, excepting only 1 case of intraoperative hemorrhage. Conclusion:VATS allows various surgical approach to each location of mediastinal cysts, and less invasive procedure.
Hideyuki Maeda; Masato Kanzaki; Kei Sakamoto; Takehito Yoshiya; Naoko Wachi; Takuma Kikkawa; Tamami Isaka; Toshihide Shimizu; Kunihiro Oyama; Masahide Murasugi; Takamasa Onuki
Publication Detail:
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    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  946-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
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