Endoscopic thyroidectomy using a gasless axillary approach.

  title={Endoscopic thyroidectomy using a gasless axillary approach.},
  author={Eun-jung Jung and S T Park and Woo-song Ha and Sang-Kyung Choi and S. -C. Hong and Young-Joon Lee and C. -Y. Jeong and Young-tae Joo and Hyeong-Gon Moon},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={17 1},
PURPOSE We have recently developed an endoscopic thyroidectomy using a gasless axillary approach and report the surgical outcome of the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS The gasless axillary approach was performed through a 3-cm axillary incision using a retractor instead of carbon dioxide insufflation. We performed a total of 35 thyroidectomies using this technique in patients with benign thyroid nodules. RESULTS Thirty-four cases were successfully completed with the gasless axillary… CONTINUE READING
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