Robotic thymectomy-a new approach for thymus

J Vis Surg. 2017 May 8;3:67. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2017.03.28. eCollection 2017.


Advancements in modern technology bring many evolutions in minimally invasive surgery such as robot assisted approaches. Because of complete resection is so important in thymectomy operations, they became a new era for robotic surgery as a result of its superiorities (intuitive movements, tremor filtration, more degrees of manipulative freedom, motion scaling, and high-definition stereoscopic vision).

Keywords: Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS); thymectomy; video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

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  • Review