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2022 Aug

Gland Surg



Robot-assisted and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for thymoma: comparison of the perioperative outcomes using inverse probability of treatment weighting method.


Chiba Y, Miyajima M, Takase Y, Tsuruta K, Shindo Y, Nakamura Y, Ishii D, Sato T, Aoyagi M, Shiraishi T, Sonoda T, Watanabe A
Gland Surg. 2022 Aug; 11(8):1287-1300.
PMID: 36082085.


Minimally invasive surgery is the standard treatment for early-stage thymoma. We compared the perioperative outcomes between robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for thymoma.