Adjuvant pneumomediastinum in thoracoscopic thymectomy for mysthenia gravis

Tommaso Claudio Mineo, Eugenio Pompeo, Vincenzo Ambrogi, Alessandro F. Sabato, Giorgio Bernardi, Carlo U. Casciani

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Abstract

To facilitate initial visualization and subsequent mobilization of the thymus, adjuvant pneumomediastinum was preoperatively induced in 4 patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy. Neither mortality nor technique-related morbidity was observed. This experience shows video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy to be a safe and reliable procedure. In addition, we believe that adjuvant pneumomediastinum seems to facilitate the dissection maneuvers and could shorten operative time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210-1212
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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    Mineo, T. C., Pompeo, E., Ambrogi, V., Sabato, A. F., Bernardi, G., & Casciani, C. U. (1996). Adjuvant pneumomediastinum in thoracoscopic thymectomy for mysthenia gravis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 62(4), 1210-1212. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(96)00537-1