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Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroidectomy: An Evidence Approach

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Thyroidectomy performed via the midline transverse incision remains the standard thyroidectomy approach ever since Theodor Kocher revolutionised thyroid surgery with his technique in the 1800s. With enhanced optics and development of energy devices capable of sealing moderate-calibre (5–8 mm) vessels, the ability to perform thyroidectomy through small midline incisions or via remote access incisions is made possible. Moreover, the desire of some patients to avoid conspicuous midline neck scars led to the push for alternate approaches to the thyroid through remote-access incisions. In this chapter, we will review the evidence in the use of endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy in the management of thyroid diseases.

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    The ATA statement did not qualify the definition of thin habitus, but many authors have used an arbitrary BMI cutoff of less than 35–40 in transaxillary and retroauricular thyroidectomies [12, 13].

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Goh, X., Lim, C.M. (2018). Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroidectomy: An Evidence Approach. In: Parameswaran, R., Agarwal, A. (eds) Evidence-Based Endocrine Surgery. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1124-5_17

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