Video-assisted thoracoscopic extirpation of a posterior mediastinal mass using the da Vinci computer enhanced surgical system

Ichiro Yoshino, Makoto Hashizume, Mitsuo Shimada, Morimasa Tomikawa, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

A 28-year-old woman presented a left posterior mediastinal mass surrounded by the intercostal vein, hemiazygos vein, sympathetic nerve, and descending aorta. We successfully resected the mass, that was revealed to be a bronchogenic cyst, by a totally thoracoscopic procedure using the da Vinci computer-enhanced system (Intutive Surgical, Mountain View, CA) without injuring the neighboring structures or the capsule of the mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1237
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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