Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: a retrospective study over two years of experience.

@article{Snissarenko2009MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: a retrospective study over two years of experience.},
  author={Eugene P Snissarenko and Grace Eun Hye Kim and Alfred A Simental and Jon E Zwart and Darron M Ransbarger and Paul D Kim},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={141 1},
  pages={29-33}
}
OBJECTIVE The minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy technique has slowly gained acceptance. Previous studies have reported advantages of better cosmetic results and faster postoperative recovery. We report preliminary results from our single assistant technique over the initial two years of inception at an academic training center. METHODS This study consists of a retrospective chart review of 172 cases between May 2005 and September 2007. All cases started as video-assisted… CONTINUE READING