Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 42, Issue 12, pp 1509–1510 | Cite as

Transoral thyroidectomy: new method with new complications’ spectrum

  • T. BenhidjebEmail author
  • K. Witzel
  • M. Stark
  • J. Schulte am Esch
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Benhidjeb
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • K. Witzel
    • 2
  • M. Stark
    • 3
  • J. Schulte am Esch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Visceral SurgeryEvangelisches Klinikum BethelBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Minimal Invasiv CenterHünfeldGermany
  3. 3.The New European Surgical Academy (NESA)BerlinGermany

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