extended thymectomy

extended thymectomy

thymectomy performed via combined sternotomy and a cervical incision to allow removal of all extraglandular thymic tissue.
Synonym(s): maximal thymectomy

ex·tend·ed thy·mec·to·my

(eks-ten'dĕd thī-mek'tŏ-mē)
Thymectomy performed using combined sternotomy and a cervical incision to allow removal of all extraglandular thymic tissue.
Synonym(s): maximal thymectomy.
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (VATS-ET) is well established in the treatment of MG if medical treatment is failed.
Up to now, intubated general anesthesia (GA) and one-lung ventilation using double-lumen tube are still a standard anesthetic method for cases of myasthenia gravis (MG) undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (VATS-ET).
reported three MG patients receiving transsternal, extended thymectomy under high TEA with intermittent bolus midazolam sedation.
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