Novel thoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal goiters: Report of two cases

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

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Abstract

Trans-cervical resection of posterior mediastinal goiters is usually very difficult, requiring a high thoracotomy. Until recently, using conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to resect such tumors has been technically difficult and unsafe. By virtue of 3 dimensional visualization, greater dexterity, and more accurate dissection, the Da Vinci robot, for the first time, enables a completely minimally invasive approach to the posterior superior mediastinum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number55
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Goiter
Mediastinum
Thoracotomy
Dissection
Neoplasms

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  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Novel thoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal goiters : Report of two cases. / Al-Mufarrej, Faisal; Margolis, Marc; Tempesta, Barbara; Strother, Eric; Gharagozloo, Farid -.

In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vol. 3, No. 1, 55, 07.10.2008.

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Al-Mufarrej, Faisal ; Margolis, Marc ; Tempesta, Barbara ; Strother, Eric ; Gharagozloo, Farid -. / Novel thoracoscopic approach to posterior mediastinal goiters : Report of two cases. In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 3, No. 1.
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