Trans-subxiphoid robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for resecting multiple thymomas: a case report

Hiroe Aoshima, Tamami Isaka, Tomoko Yamamoto, Masato Kanzaki


Among thymomas, multiple thymoma (MT) is known to be a quite rare disease. For resecting MT, trans-subxiphoid robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) was performed. Two resected tumors were found to be type B1 and B2 thymomas, which were diagnosed to be multicentric development type MTs. Minimally invasive surgery was reported to be realized by trans-subxiphoid RATS.