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Chirurgia 2011 December;24(6):319-22

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Thoracoscopic resection of a true ectopic mediastinal goiter with intraoperative ultrasound-color Doppler guidance and laparoscopic vessels sealing generator

Gonfiotti A. 1, Jaus M. 1, Barale D. 1, Panconesi R. 2, Bechi P. 2, Macchiarini P. 1

1 Department of General Thoracic and Regenerative Surgery and Intrathoracic Biotransplantation, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy 2 General Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy


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We report a rare case of a true primary mediastinal goiter associated with a papillary thyroid cancer in the cervical gland, located in a difficult para-vascular position (aorto-pulmonary window), and successfully resected through a three ports left thoracoscopy, using the intra-operative ultrasound guidance and the laparoscopic vessel sealing generator.

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