Robotic mediastinal surgery
F Melfi (Pisa, Italy) gives an overview of the evidence for the benefits of robotic surgery in the management of mediastinal disease. She describes her experience of thymectomy, showing a video demonstration of her technique.
How to do it: (1) Mediastinal robotics (2) Airway obstruction management
P Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium) presents videos with the use of robotics in the resection of mediastinal masses. D Breen (Galway, Ireland) shows some cases of airway obstruction management.
Management of the mediastinal mass
Dirk Van Raemdonck of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium presents an overview of mediastinal masses. He considers the commonest diagnoses in the different compartments and how these lesions should be managed.