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Abstract

This article focuses on endoscopic and robotic surgical techniques for the treatment of thyroid cancer. The most widely applied techniques are minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy, as well as various combinations using a primarily axillary-based approach. Although there are few large studies delineating the benefits of endoscopic thyroid resection when compared with traditional thyroidectomy, in patients who desire the lack of a cervical incision, endoscopic thyroidectomy provides a safe and oncologically effective surgical option when applied by experienced surgeons. Endoscopic surgical treatment of thyroid disease is a developing field and deserves further study before widespread application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Endoscopic thyroidectomy
  • Robotic thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid cancer

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