What is it about?

Thymectomy via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become a preferred method for thymoma in Hospital 103-Ha Noi-Vietnam. Data about thymoma in Vietnamese and the benefits of VATS thymectomy in this cohort of patients are still limited. Fifty-three patients underwent VATS thymectomy in Hospital 103, Vietnam from 10/2013 to 7/2017. Despite the small sample size, our initial favorable results reconfirmed the safety and benefits of VATS thymectomy in Vietnamese patients.

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Why is it important?

Thoracoscopic thymectomy for thymoma in Vietnamese patients offered better cosmesis. It was also found to be safe for both non-MG and MG patients.


I am very happy to participate in this article, as a Corresponding author, with other co-authors who are like my teachers. I hope this article that makes people understand about thymoma disease in Vietnamese. And our result may contribute to the treatment of thymoma-a rare and complex disease.

Dr Viet Anh Le
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Military Hospital 103, Vietnam Military Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

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This page is a summary of: Video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for thymoma: a single-center experience, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, February 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0218492318759348.
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