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Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Roy Phitayakorn
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Abstract

The abstract should read, “This chapter is an evidence-based review of the current medical literature on the use of minimally invasive thyroidectomy (MIT) techniques for thyroid carcinoma. Specifically, we will review various guidelines from different organizations and compare these guidelines to results with MIT in the literature. This review is structured around several themes including the use of MIT techniques for the surgical management of indeterminate thyroid nodules, papillary and micropapillary thyroid carcinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma, prophylactic and therapeutic central neck compartment lymphadenectomy, and lateral neck compartment lymphadenectomy.”

Keywords

Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Thyroid Nodule Differentiate Thyroid Cancer Medullary Thyroid Cancer Central Neck Dissection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Endocrine Surgery UnitThe Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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