The Zakopane Pulmonary Hospital experience on subxiphoid thymectomy.

BACKGROUND To present the technique of minimally invasive extended thymectomy performed through the subxiphoid-bilateral subcostal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach, with double elevation of the sternum for nonthymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG). METHODS The whole dissection was performed through the 4-7 cm transverse subxiphoid incision… CONTINUE READING