Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy (eMIT): A Prospective Proof-of-Concept Study in Humans

@article{Wilhelm2010EndoscopicMI,
  title={Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy (eMIT): A Prospective Proof-of-Concept Study in Humans},
  author={Thomas Wilhelm and Andreas Metzig},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={543-551}
}
We have developed a new approach for endoscopic minimally invasive thyroidectomy (eMIT) in anatomical studies. Safety and feasibility were demonstrated in an animal study and then the eMIT technique was applied for the first time successfully in humans on the 18 March 2009. In a prospective study, we performed this eMIT technique on eight patients suffering from nodular change of the thyroid gland. All patients were evaluated regarding recurrent laryngeal nerve function, intra- and… CONTINUE READING
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