Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy



During the last two decades, several techniques for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy have been developed. Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy (MIVAP) has emerged as a valid alternative to bilateral neck exploration for the surgical treatment of patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism. This technique provides significant advantages in terms of postoperative pain, postoperative outcomes, and cosmetic results. This chapter describes the indications, surgical technique, and outcomes of MIVAP.


Parathyroid Gland Parathyroid Adenoma Endemic Goiter Strap Muscle Minimal Invasive Parathyroidectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery, Department of SurgeryIstituto di Semeiotica Chirurgica, Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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