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Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Feb;75(2):569-71.

Totally endoscopic robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.

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St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10019, USA. rashton@chpnet.org

Abstract

The current recommendations for treating myasthenia gravis include surgical thymectomy for patients between puberty and 60 years of age. This is a report of a new method for surgical thymectomy using the robotic da Vinci surgical system for a totally endoscopic approach. This new procedure combines the potential advantages of minimally invasive methods with the efficacy of open procedures.

PMID:
12607676
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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