Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 216–219 | Cite as

Operative Technique of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: A Narration of General Principles

  • P. R. K. Bhargav
  • V. Amar
Surgical Techniques and Innovations


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.


Endoscopic thyroidectomy Recurrent laryngeal nerve Parathyroids Hemithyroidectomy Subplatysmal plane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery DepartmentMamata Medical College and Hospital (MMC/MGH)KhammamIndia
  2. 2.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric SurgeonPrime HospitalsHyderabadIndia

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