The aim of this paper was to review the most recent advances in minimally invasive thyroidectomy through retrospective review of the Iiterature. There are many endoscopie approaches for thyroidectomy. The most common cervical approach, minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT), was developed by Miccoli et al. Robotic transaxillary and axillary-breast approaches avoid a neck scar and are becoming more popular. Novel approaches under investigation include facelift robotic surgery and the floor of mouth endoscopie approach. A variety of minimally invasive thyroidectomy approaches have been described in the Iiterature. MIVAT appears to be the most prevalent, with many reports in the Iiterature of good outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2011|
- Medicai oncology
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