Surgical approach to giant thymoma: Is the hemi-clamshell incision the best option?

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Abstract

For large thymomas involving both the anterior mediastinum and one chest cavity, the hemi-clamshell incision has several advantages over traditional approaches: the exposure of the mediastinum, chest cavity and anterior cervicothoracic junction is excellent. The hemi-clamshell incision does not have a greater morbidity than standard approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241
Number of pages1
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Hemi-clamshell
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Thymoma
  • Trap-door incision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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