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Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Aug;60(2):431-3.

Thoracoscopic excision of a posterior mediastinal "dumbbell" tumor using a combined approach.

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Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore 21201, USA.


Up to 10% of neurogenic tumors in the posterior mediastinum demonstrate intraspinal extension. Historically, these lesions have been considered resectable only by a combined thoracic and neurosurgical approach using thoracotomy. Herein, a thoracoscopic excision of a "dumbbell" lesion within the framework of a combined approach is described.

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