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2022 Jul 15

Ann Surg Oncol

Comparison of the Perioperative Outcomes for Thoracoscopic Thymectomy Between the Subxiphoid Approach and the Lateral Intercostal Approach for Masaoka-Koga I-II Thymoma: A Propensity Score-Matching Analysis.


The appropriate approach for video-assisted thoracic surgery for early-stage thymoma remains debatable. The current study compared the safety and feasibility between subxiphoid-approach thoracoscopic thymectomy (SATT) and lateral intercostal-approach thoracoscopic thymectomy (LATT) for Masaoka-Koga stages 1 and 2 thymoma.