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Otorinolaringologia 2011 September;61(3):95-9

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Endoscopic minimally invasive thyroidectomy: what’s new?

Byrd J. K., Lentsch E. J.

Department of Otolaryngology, Health and Neck Surgery Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, USA


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The aim of this paper was to review the most recent advances in minimally invasive thyroidectomy through retrospective review of the literature. There are many endoscopic approaches for thyroidectomy. The most common cervical approach, minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT), was developed by Miccoli et al. Robotic transaxillary and axillary-breast approaches avoid a neck scar and are becoming more popular. Novel approaches under investigation include facelift robotic surgery and the floor of mouth endoscopic approach. A variety of minimally invasive thyroidectomy approaches have been described in the literature. MIVAT appears to be the most prevalent, with many reports in the literature of good outcomes.

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