Minimally invasive thoracoscopic thymectomy

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Myasthenia gravis is a kind of disease that can be treated by surgical resection. Because of the thymus in the mediastinum and adjacent stru

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Myasthenia gravis is a kind of disease that can be treated by surgical resection. Because of the thymus in the mediastinum and adjacent structures of important organs such as heart vessels, position is special, general need for sternotomy surgery. Surgery is ideal for thymic hyperplasia or thymic tumor treatment, such as not invading heart and great vessels, the operation is not difficult, but the need for sternotomy, leaving a long scar on the chest wall, especially for young women is a very beautiful effect, but also to March complete sternal healing in vivo, the sternum will be left with a fixed wire. Therefore, we use this kind of surgery to change the method of thoracoscopy. Thoracoscopic resection of the thymus from the side of the chest wall to open the 3-4 small hole, the surgeon through the screen to see the operation site, through the operation of the surgical operation of the hole.

The traditional median sternotomy to sternotomy, postoperative chest left scars, as shown below:

Thoracoscopic thymectomy without sternotomy, also do not need to cut off any bones, only in the lateral chest wall incision operation 3 holes can, as shown below:

Because the operation is not difficult, without sternotomy, so it will not leave a beautiful image in the scar, reduce surgical bleeding. Therefore, we recommend that thymectomy should first be performed with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. However, it is necessary to use the median thoracotomy in the treatment of thymic tumors involving the important organs.

 

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