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Endoscopic thyroidectomy via thoracic/breast approach is an acceptable and successful technique in Asia. This technique has the advantage of better cosmesis compared with open or even video-assisted thyroidectomy. Unfortunately, because of the need for three separate ports, conventional endoscopic thyroidectomy usually involves significantly more tissue(More)
AIM Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been successfully applied to abdominal general and bariatric procedures with advantages of less morbidity over conventional laparoendoscopic surgery. Minimally invasive and laparoendoscopic procedures have also recently been expanded for thyroid surgery. We report the first case of trans-areola single-incision(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between elastography and histologic characteristics including fibrosis and calcification. We also wanted to investigate whether other clinicopathologic indexes influence the strain ratio (SR) of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). We retrospectively reviewed 126 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs)(More)
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