Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy.

  title={Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy.},
  author={Paolo Miccoli and P. Berti and Marco Raffaelli and Massimiliano Conte and Gabriele Materazzi and David Galleri},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={181 6},
BACKGROUND In this paper we describe the results of our personal technique for minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT). METHODS Sixty-seven patients were selected for MIVAT. Selection criteria were nodule size less than 30 mm, thyroid volume less than 20 mL, no thyroiditis, no previous neck surgery or irradiation. The procedure, totally gasless, is carried out through a 15-mm central incision above the sternal notch. Dissection is performed under endoscopic vision, using… CONTINUE READING
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