Gasless endoscopic thyroidectomy via an axillary approach: experience of 30 cases.

@article{Yoon2006GaslessET,
  title={Gasless endoscopic thyroidectomy via an axillary approach: experience of 30 cases.},
  author={Jong Ho Yoon and Chan Heun Park and Woong Youn Chung},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={226-31}
}
Surgery for thyroid disease requires skin incisions that can result in postsurgical problems such as prominent scars, adhesions, hypesthesia, and paresthesia in the neck. To overcome these problems we performed gasless endoscopic thyroidectomy via an axillary approach. Between May 2004 and April 2005, 30 patients underwent gasless endoscopic thyroidectomy via an axillary approach. The mean operating time was 126.8+/-32.4 minutes, and the mean length of hospital stay was 4.3+/-1.1 days. No cases… CONTINUE READING