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Video‐assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

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Abstract:

Background: Thymectomy is an effective, but radical therapy for myasthenia. Video‐assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) may allow a minimally invasive alternĀ­ative to the standard sternotomy approach.

Keywords: minimally invasive; plasma exchange; sternotomy; thorascopy; thymus

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1445-5994.2002.00251.x

Affiliations: Cardiothoracic Care Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: 2002-08-01

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