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Commentary: Less Is More in Modified Subxiphoid Approach for Thymic Malignancy

Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa

Minimally invasive surgery is routinely used for thymectomies, and techniques continue to evolve. Yang developed and studied a modified subxiphoid approach for thymectomy utilizing VATS with a sternal retractor to improve visualization in the operative field. The authors raise an interesting question to see how this modified approach would fare compared to robotic thymectomies, especially with regard to feasibility and cost of use.

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