Video-assisted selective lateral neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma

@article{Wu2012VideoassistedSL,
  title={Video-assisted selective lateral neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma},
  author={Bo Wu and Zheng Ding and Y Fan and Xianzhao Deng and Bomin Guo and Jie Kang and Chunlin Zhong and Zhili Yang and Qi Zheng},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={398},
  pages={395-401}
}
The minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) for thyroid benign nodules and central neck dissection (CND) for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) have been applied, presently, we attempted to perform video-assisted selective lateral neck dissection (VASLND) for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Twenty-six consecutive PTC patients with unilateral tumor (size <4.0 cm) and suspected lymph node metastasis at level III, IV, or IIa were included from March 2009 to January 2012… CONTINUE READING

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