Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery: Initial Experience of More than 100 Cases from a Tertiary Care Centre in India

Abstract

The demand for cosmetic procedures is stronger than ever and women who comprise the majority of patients with thyroid tumours drive this demand the world over. The goal of endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET) is to avoid visible scarring on the neck without compromising treatment safety and efficacy. At our institute, we are performing ET since 2014. The size limitation for ET usually ranges from 4 to 6 cm; however, being in an endemic goitre region, most of our patients usually present with long-standing goitres and majority are larger than the recommended size for ET. However, the patient’s demand for better cosmesis is only increasing. The aim of this study is to analyse our initial experience of endoscopic thyroidectomy and various approaches used and determine the feasibility in Indian patients.

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Chand, G., Johri, G., Mishra, A. et al. Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery: Initial Experience of More than 100 Cases from a Tertiary Care Centre in India. Indian J Surg 81, 531–536 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-018-1851-z

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic thyroidectomy
  • ABA approach
  • BABA approach
  • TOVA approach