Novel thoracoscopic approach to difficult posterior mediastinal tumors.

Faisal Al-Mufarrej, Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta, Eric Strother, Farid - Gharagozloo

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Abstract

Thoracoscopic resection is the preferred treatment of posterior mediastinal tumors. However, thoracotomy may be necessary if the tumors are large or adherent; if they are demonstrate invasion or intraspinal growth; or if they are located in the superoposterior mediastinum or posterior costodiaphragmatic angle. We describe a case of a large, adherent posterior costodiaphragmatic mediastinal mass that would have been otherwise difficult to resect thoracoscopically if it were not for the three-dimensional visualization, greater dexterity, and accurate dissection offered by the Da Vinci robot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume58
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Novel thoracoscopic approach to difficult posterior mediastinal tumors. / Al-Mufarrej, Faisal; Margolis, Marc; Tempesta, Barbara; Strother, Eric; Gharagozloo, Farid -.

In: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 58, No. 12, 12.2010, p. 636-639.

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Al-Mufarrej, F, Margolis, M, Tempesta, B, Strother, E & Gharagozloo, F 2010, 'Novel thoracoscopic approach to difficult posterior mediastinal tumors.', General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 636-639.
Al-Mufarrej, Faisal ; Margolis, Marc ; Tempesta, Barbara ; Strother, Eric ; Gharagozloo, Farid -. / Novel thoracoscopic approach to difficult posterior mediastinal tumors. In: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 58, No. 12. pp. 636-639.
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