Article Abstract

Mini-clamshell sternotomy for resection of recurrent thymic carcinoid tumors after extended thymothymectomy: report of a case and surgical procedure

Authors: Kentaro Minegishi, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Takefumi Taki, Shunsuke Endo


Median sternotomy is the standard procedure for mediastinal, cardiovascular, and bilateral thoracic disease, among other conditions, and an increasing number of patients undergo reoperation via median sternotomy after previous thoracic procedures.