Operative Technique of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: A Narration of General Principles
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Endoscopic thyroidectomy is fast becoming a reality with increasing experience in endocrine surgery. Many techniques of minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy through cervical and extra-cervical routes such as chest wall, transaxillary, trans-oral, post-auricular, trans-luminal approach have been attempted. At present anterior chest wall or trans-axillary routes are favourite extra-cervical routes. In this context, we describe our operative technique of endoscopic thyroidectomy through chest wall to highlight the surgical steps of practical importance.
KeywordsEndoscopic thyroidectomy Recurrent laryngeal nerve Parathyroids Hemithyroidectomy Subplatysmal plane
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