The Open Thymectomy course will teach you:
- The open resection of the thymus, indicated in cases of thymoma.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Thymectomy:
- Phrenic nerve and brachiocephalic vein injury
With the following tips you might perform the Open Thymectomy even better:
- Thymus identification
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Step by step
Thoracic cavity approach
A (full or partial) sternotomy is performed. This procedure can be found under Thoracic Approaches. It is possible to leave 1 cm of the of the caudal sternal body intact depending on the surgeons preference.