Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: An analysis of results and a revision of indications

Michele N. Minuto, Piero Berti, Mario Miccoli, Clara Ugolini, Valeria Matteucci, Manuela Moretti, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Miccoli

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Abstract

Background: The first report of minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) was published in 1999, and the indications were progressively implemented: from cytologically undetermined thyroid nodules to intermediate-risk differentiated thyroid cancers. The aim of this study was to review the entire series of patients who underwent a MIVAT, critically analyzing its indications and contraindications and trying to figure out how the indications might be extended. Methods: From 1998 to 2009, a total of 1,946 patients (1,659 females, 287 males; mean age = 40.2 years) underwent MIVAT in our department. Inclusion criteria were benign thyroid nodules

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-822
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Intermediate-risk differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy
  • Thyroiditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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