Thoracoscopic transclavicular approach for a large thoracic inlet tumor

Shi Yan, Yu Sun, Yingshi Sun, Zhengfu Fan, Kevin Phan, Yue Yang, Nan Wu*

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Large lesions of the thoracic inlet represent a significant challenge to surgeons due to their close relationship with important adjacent neurovascular structures. We report a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with a large neurofibroma located in the right thoracic inlet, and a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the right clavicle and treated with a hybrid thoracoscopic anterior transclavicular approach to remove the tumors. Combination of thoracoscopic and minimal chest wall resection may serve as a feasible option for resection of the large and benign thoracic inlet tumor in a way of minimal invasiveness and safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e91-e93
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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