Robotic-Assisted Thymectomy

Shannon L. Castle, Kemp H. Kernstine

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Thymectomy is an established therapy for myasthenia gravis. Minimally invasive surgery for thymectomy has been reported, but not clearly shown to be equivalent to open resection. Robotic-assisted thymectomy may provide the benefit of a full resection of thymic tissue and anterior mediastinal tissue for the treatment of myasthenia gravis by a minimally invasive approach. We present a review of the experience of robotic thymectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-331
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2008



  • myasthenia gravis
  • robotic
  • thymectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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