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Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery: Initial Experience of More than 100 Cases from a Tertiary Care Centre in India

  • Gyan ChandEmail author
  • Goonj Johri
  • Anjali Mishra
  • Saroj Kanta Mishra
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Abstract

The demand for cosmetic procedures is stronger than ever and women who comprise the majority of patients with thyroid tumours drive this demand the world over. The goal of endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET) is to avoid visible scarring on the neck without compromising treatment safety and efficacy. At our institute, we are performing ET since 2014. The size limitation for ET usually ranges from 4 to 6 cm; however, being in an endemic goitre region, most of our patients usually present with long-standing goitres and majority are larger than the recommended size for ET. However, the patient’s demand for better cosmesis is only increasing. The aim of this study is to analyse our initial experience of endoscopic thyroidectomy and various approaches used and determine the feasibility in Indian patients.

Keywords

Endoscopic thyroidectomy ABA approach BABA approach TOVA approach 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgerySanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

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