Excision of atrial myxoma using robotic technology.

@article{Gao2010ExcisionOA,
  title={Excision of atrial myxoma using robotic technology.},
  author={Chang-qing Gao and Ming Yang and Gang Wang and Jiali Wang and Cangsong Xiao and Yang Wu and Jiachun Li},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={1282-5}
}
OBJECTIVE This study is to discuss a surgical approach for ideal and safe resection of atrial myxoma using the da Vinci S Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc, Sunnyvale, Calif). METHODS Nineteen consecutive patients underwent resection of atrial myxomas with the da Vinci S Surgical System. Mean age of the patients was 46 +/- 16 years. Mean tumor size was 45 x 5.5 cm. Fifteen tumors were in the left atrium, of which 11 tumors arose from the interatrial septum, 2 from the posterocaudal… CONTINUE READING

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