Home Final Program Past & Future Meetings  

Back to 2016 Annual Meeting Posters

Robotic Surgery compared with Median Sternotomy for Thymic Mass Resection
Anna L.W. Tam, Atasha Asmat, Aneez D.B. Ahmed.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between
open and robotic surgery for resection of thymic masses.
METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on patients with
surgically resected thymic masses from 2000 to 2014. Data collected included: Patients’ demographics, history of myasthenia gravis (MG), medical co-morbidities, and histopathology. Post-operative morbidity and mortality were analyzed and compared.
RESULTS: A total of 49 patients were eligible for this study.
20 underwent open surgery via median sternotomy (40.8%), 29 underwent robotic surgery (59.2%). Patients’ characteristics and outcomes are presented in the figure and stratified according to surgical approach.

Post-operative complications occurred in 3 patients who had Open surgery, and none of the Robotic surgery patients (p=0.062). One patient
required re-opening for bleeding, and the other 2 patients developed myasthenic crisis post-operatively. In patients with thymoma, the Masaoka stages and World Health Organisation (WHO) grades were similarly distributed across both groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study shows that the robotic approach in resection of thymic masses is associated with a decreased post-operative Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay. Robotic surgery is currently the approach of choice at our institution in suitably selected patients.

Back to 2016 Annual Meeting Posters
Copyright© 2020. International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | All Rights Reserved.