Minimally Invasive Video-assisted Thyroidectomy

Paolo Miccoli, Piero Berti, Michele N. Minuto

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The minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) was developed in Pisa in 1998, and described in 1999. It has now become the most widespread minimally invasive technique for thyroidectomy throughout the world. This technique cannot be applied to every patient undergoing thyroid surgery but has precise indications, mainly in terms of size of the thyroid gland and nature of the thyroid disease. Only low and intermediate differentiated thyroid cancers under 2cm should be selected for MIVAT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery: Preventing and Managing Complications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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