Minimally invasive video-assisted thyreoidectomy (MIVAT) with and without use of harmonic scalpel—a randomized study

Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has been used for the removal of small thyroid nodules to improve cosmetic results and diminish pain. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of the MIVAT operations with and without the use of an ultrasonic harmonic scalpel (HS). Seventy-six patients with a solitary thyroid nodule below 30… CONTINUE READING