Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery extended thymectomy for myasthenia gravis using manual manipulators: The Radius Surgical System

Shigetoshi Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino, Yasumitsu Moriya, Hidehisa Hoshino, Tatsuro Okamoto, Makoto Suzuki, Kiyoshi Shibuya

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A 32-year-old woman with ocular-typed myasthenia gravis (MG) without thymoma was admitted to the hospital to undergo surgical treatment. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) extended thymectomy was successfully performed with three small ports using manual manipulators, the Radius Surgical System (RSS). The device may facilitate many degrees of freedom to general thoracic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2246-2248
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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