Modified extended Kocher incision for total thyroidectomy with lateral compartment neck dissection - a critical appraisal of surgical access and cosmesis in 31 patients.

@article{Sim2012ModifiedEK,
  title={Modified extended Kocher incision for total thyroidectomy with lateral compartment neck dissection - a critical appraisal of surgical access and cosmesis in 31 patients.},
  author={Rafael Sim{\'o} and Ian Nixon and James Russell Tysome and Alistair Balfour and J P Jeannon},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={395-8}
}
Dear Editor, The treatment of differentiated and medullary thyroid carcinoma often includes a total thyroidectomy with level VI selective neck dissection. The management of the neck is essential in these cancers with metastases in the lateral compartment of the neck. The dissection of the central compartment or level VI should be part of the procedure of total thyroidectomy for proven differentiated thyroid carcinoma in selected cases. If there is any clinically or radiologically proven… CONTINUE READING

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