Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Management of Seroma Formation After Breast Approach Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

@article{Shan2010PrevalenceRF,
  title={Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Management of Seroma Formation After Breast Approach Endoscopic Thyroidectomy},
  author={Cheng-xiang Shan and Wei Zhang and Dao-zhen Jiang and Xiang-min Zheng and Sheng Liu and Ming Qiu},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1817-1822}
}
Breast approach endoscopic thyroidectomy (BAET) allows surgeons to remove a thyroid tumor from a remote site while providing a scarless cosmetic appearance in the neck. However, seroma formation after subcutaneous dissection could lead to flap detachment, incision dehiscence, and wound infection. Chronic formation of seromas could substantially compromise the esthetic outcome of BAET. We evaluated the prevalence, risk factors, and treatments of seroma after BAET. A total of 344 patients who… CONTINUE READING
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