Robot-assisted intrathoracic procedure for dumbbell tumour in the prone position

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A 24-year-old man presented with a dumbbell-shaped right posterior mediastinal mass. The patient was placed in the prone position following general anaesthesia and intubation. After laminectomy and dissection of the dorsal part of the tumour using a posterior approach were performed, the tumour was completely resected using a robotic approach in the thoracic cavity without repositioning. This is the first report of robotic resection for posterior mediastinal tumour in the prone position as well as a novel combined posterior approach and robotic resection for dumbbell tumours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2021


  • Mediastinal tumour
  • Prone position
  • Robotic resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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