Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy

  • Dimitrios Linos
  • Woong Youn Chung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Andreas Kiriakopoulos, Dimitrios Linos
    Pages 7-16
  3. Irini S. Hadjisavva, Panayiotis A. Economides
    Pages 17-35
  4. Sofia Tseleni-Balafouta
    Pages 37-58
  5. Zubair W. Baloch, Virginia A. LiVolsi
    Pages 59-93
  6. Pier Francesco Alesina, Martin K. Walz
    Pages 95-103
  7. Leon Kushnir, William B. Inabnet
    Pages 105-111
  8. Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Dimitrios Linos
    Pages 113-117
  9. Paolo Miccoli, Gabriele Materazzi
    Pages 119-126
  10. Pier Francesco Alesina, Martin K. Walz
    Pages 127-131
  11. Simon K. Wright
    Pages 141-148
  12. Woong Youn Chung
    Pages 155-160
  13. June Young Choi, Kyu Eun Lee, Yeo-Kyu Youn
    Pages 169-181
  14. David J. Terris, Michael C. Singer
    Pages 191-198
  15. Thomas Wilhelm
    Pages 199-220
  16. Michal Mekel, Gregory W. Randolph
    Pages 221-227
  17. David Soonmin Kwon, Nancy Dugal Perrier
    Pages 229-234
  18. Raymon H. Grogan, Quan-Yang Duh
    Pages 247-251
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


In recent years, various new techniques of minimally invasive thyroidectomy have emerged. These include approaches to the thyroid from the neck, the axilla, the breast, the retro-auricular space, and even the mouth. This book describes the different techniques and approaches in detail, and presents the equipment required to support minimally invasive thyroidectomy, including intraoperative monitoring and energy devices. In addition, the basic preoperative techniques that are a prerequisite to successful thyroidectomy, such as the ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration biopsy techniques, are presented, and individual chapters are devoted to thyroid pathology, complications, outcomes, and post-thyroidectomy quality of life. Important related topics are also discussed, including guidelines for managing papillary and medullary thyroid cancer and the surgical management of metastatic lymph nodes.


The editors of Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy are internationally renowned endocrine surgeons, and the authors include founders of the techniques described as well as other distinguished pioneers and specialists. The clearly presented, up-to-date text and the many color pictures and medical illustrations make the book very user-friendly and ideal for the busy surgeon or endocrinologist who is interested in the management of thyroid diseases.


Fine needle aspiration Lymphadenectomy Minimally invasive surgery Robot-assisted thyroidectomy Thyroid cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios Linos
    • 1
  • Woong Youn Chung
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Nicosia, SurgerySt. George’s University of LondonNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2., SurgeryYonsei University of MedicineSeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23695-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23696-9
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