Total thyroidectomy is improved by loupe magnification

Mario Testini, Michele Nacchiero, Giuseppe Piccinni, Piero Portincasa, Beatrice Di Venere, Germana Lissidini, G. Martino Bonomo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

With this study, we verified if a microsurgical approach with magnification could improve the outcome of total thyroidectomy. Ninety-seven patients were consecutively randomized into group A (surgery with x 2.5 magnification and microsurgical instruments, n = 47) or group B (surgery with no magnification, n = 50). The mean operative time was 125 ± 4.0 min in group A, and 150 ± 4.0 min in group B (P = 0.00012). The recurrent laryngeal nerve was identified in all patients of group A, and in 96.8% of group B. The overall morbidity rate was 4.0% in group A and 25.5% in group B (P = 0.0038). This study indicates that a microsurgical approach with magnification is feasible, reduces surgical time, and improves the outcome in total thyroidectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalMicrosurgery
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Total thyroidectomy is improved by loupe magnification'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Testini, M., Nacchiero, M., Piccinni, G., Portincasa, P., Di Venere, B., Lissidini, G., & Bonomo, G. M. (2004). Total thyroidectomy is improved by loupe magnification. Microsurgery, 24(1), 39-42. https://doi.org/10.1002/micr.10195