Robotic Mediastinal Surgery

Posted On 2019-09-16 09:28:43

Since the introduction of the first robotic surgical systems in the late 90’s, it has been clear that the technical advantages of this novel approach were maximized when operating in a narrow to reach and delicate region as the mediastinum. This focused issue on Robotic Mediastinal Surgery, guest edited by Dr. Giuseppe Marulli, aims to provide comprehensive perspectives and surgical techniques in the field of robotic mediastinal surgery to all surgeons around the world, which we hope will also be beneficial to the growth of young surgeons.

The superiority of robot in surgery of mediastinal diseases
Giuseppe Marulli

Review Article
Robotic approach for mediastinal diseases: state-of-the-art and current perspectives
Tugba Cosgun, Erkan Kaba, Alper Toker

Left-sided approach for robotic thymectomy: technical tips, advantages and drawbacks
Dana Ferrari-Light, Robert J. Cerfolio

Robotic approach for early stage thymic tumors—surgical and oncologic outcomes
Gaetano Romano, Carmelina Zirafa, Ilenia Cavaliere, Sara Ricciardi, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi

Is there an indication to robotic approach for advanced stage thymic tumors?
Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Giuseppe Marulli, Nicola Monaci, Giuseppe Natale, Marco Schiavon, Federico Rea

Robotic resection of posterior mediastinal lesions: indications, tips and tricks
Luca Luzzi, Lisa De Leonibus, Marco Ghisalberti, Roberto Corzani, Francesco Molinaro, Tommaso Ligabue, Fabiola Meniconi, Sabino Scolletta, Piero Paladini

Robotic resection of mediastinal goiter and ectopic thyroid
Luca Luzzi, Lisa De Leonibus, Roberto Corzani, Marco Ghisalberti, Domenico Iemma, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Pier Guido Ciabatti, Piero Paladini

Robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosis: technical aspects and clinical outcomes
Travis C. Geraci, Robert J. Cerfolio

Case Report
Minimally invasive resection of ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma with use of the Da Vinci Xi robot
Senne Van Donink, Patrick Lauwers, Paul Van Schil, Jeroen Hendriks, Suresh Krishan Yogeswaran

Surgical Technique
Robotic subxiphoid thymectomy: techniques, tips, and tricks
Takashi Suda


The series “Robotic Mediastinal Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any sponsorship or funding. Giuseppe Marulli served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.