Systematic review with meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials comparing minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) and conventional thyroidectomy (CT)

@article{Pisanu2013SystematicRW,
  title={Systematic review with meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials comparing minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) and conventional thyroidectomy (CT)},
  author={A. Pisanu and M. Podda and I. Reccia. and G. Porceddu and A. Uccheddu},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={398},
  pages={1057-1068}
}
  • A. Pisanu, M. Podda, +2 authors A. Uccheddu
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • BackgroundMinimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has gained acceptance among surgeons as its feasibility has been well documented. The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis has been to assess and validate the safety and feasibility of MIVAT when compared to conventional thyroidectomy (CT) and to verify other potential benefits and drawbacks.MethodsA literature search for prospective randomized trials comparing MIVAT and CT was performed. Trials were reviewed for the… CONTINUE READING
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