Endoscopic para-thyroidectomy: a new approach.


Two patients (one male and one female) underwent endoscopic para-thyroidectomy for parathyroid adenoma at the Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Three ports (one mid line and two laterals) were employed, a 10 mm telescope was used for the visualization and a harmonic scalpel was used for the dissection. To the best of our knowledge, there was no report of endoscopic para-thyroidectomy from Bangladesh. Both patients were fed on the first post operative day and discharged from the 4th and 8th operative day. Both patient's parathyroid hormone (PTH) level dropped to about one fourth the level in 12 to 20 minutes after enucleation (as compared to the immediate pre operative level). Endoscopic para-thyroidectomy appears to be a technically feasible patient friendly modality of treatment for the selected cases of para-thyroid pathology in experienced hand with excellent cosmetic outcome.

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@article{Aziz2010EndoscopicPA, title={Endoscopic para-thyroidectomy: a new approach.}, author={M. Mushtaq Aziz and Atif Khan and Mohd Faisal Uddin and Md A Hasanat and Md Abdul Kader and Asif Jahangir Chowdhury and Niaz Ahmed Choudhury}, journal={Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ}, year={2010}, volume={19 3}, pages={442-6} }