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Robotic Thymectomy in Thymic Tumors: A Multicenter, Nationwide Study

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Marco Schiavon, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Angela De Palma, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Elisa Meacci, Stefano Bongiolatti, Nicola Monaci, Paraskevas Lyberis, Pierluigi Novellis, Jury Brandolini, Sara Parini, Sara Ricciardi, Antonio D’Andrilli, Edoardo Bottoni, Filippo Tommaso Gallina, Maria Carlotta Marino, Giulia Lorenzoni, Andrea Francavilla, Erino Angelo Rendina, Giuseppe Cardillo, Ottavio Rena, Piergiorgio Solli, Marco Alloisio, Luca Luzzi, Francesco Facciolo, Luca Voltolini, Stefano Margaritora, Carlo Curcio, Giuseppe Marulli, Enrico Ruffini, Giulia Veronesi, Franca Melfi, Federico Rea

This study evaluated the surgical and oncological results of RATS thymectomy to demonstrate the approach as technically safe with acceptable outcomes. Of 669 patients, complete thymectomy was performed in 98 percent of cases and in 8.5 percent of those cases, resection of surrounding structures was undertaken. A total of 3.4 percent were converted to an open approach, but no perioperative mortality was observed. Five and ten-year recurrence rates were 7.4 percent and 8.3 percent respectively.

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