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Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 132–137 | Cite as

Thoracic Techniques: Robotic Thymectomy for Thymoma

  • Shaun Deen
  • Alexander S. Farivar
  • Brian E. Louie
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Keywords

Thymoma Phrenic Nerve Internal Mammary Artery Thymic Carcinoma Left Internal Mammary Artery 
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Notes

Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Louie and Dr. Farivar wish to disclose that they are on the speaker’s bureau and are surgical proctors for Intuitive.

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© Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaun Deen
    • 1
  • Alexander S. Farivar
    • 1
  • Brian E. Louie
    • 1
  1. 1.Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program, Division of Thoracic SurgerySwedish Cancer Institute and Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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