Open Thymectomy

Open Thymectomy

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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Thoracic Cavity Approach – Sternotomy


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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.

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