Endoscopic Thyroidectomy in the Neck

  • Konstantinos P. EconomopoulosEmail author
  • Dimitrios Linos


Although minimally invasive thyroidectomy started as a “closed” purely endoscopic thyroidectomy with incisions in the neck, today these techniques are not widely practiced. They are mentioned though for their historical interest and potential lessons for other similar future endoscopic attempts.


Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Thyroid Lobe Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Solitary Nodule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos P. Economopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dimitrios Linos
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.St. George’s University of London Medical School at the University of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryHygeia HospitalMarousi, AthensGreece

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