Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy Versus Subxiphoid Procedure

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2027
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    The Second Hospital of Shandong University
Updated on 23 February 2022


Surgerys used in thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and anterior mediastinal tumours have become much less invasive in recent years. In our study, the surgical technique which resected the thymus below the xiphoid process and the technique which was regarded as conventional video- assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy was compared.

Condition Thymectomy
Treatment Subxiphoid surgery procedure, VATS surgery procedure
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04223466
SponsorThe Second Hospital of Shandong University
Last Modified on23 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Thymoma with or without myasthenia gravis
Generalized myasthenia gravis not sensitive to conservative medicine treatment
Good cardiopulmonary function

Exclusion Criteria

Cardiopulmonary function can't bear surgery
Generalized myasthenia gravis with MuSK(+)
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