BACKGROUND: Neck surgery is one of the newest fields of application of video-assisted surgery. We developed a technique for minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy. METHODS: The procedure was accepted by a patient with a follicular nodule of the left lobe of the thyroid. We performed a left thyroid lobectomy through a single 20-mm horizontal skin incision, just above the sternal notch, after inserting a 5-mm 30 degrees laparoscope, by using both endoscopic and conventional instrumentation. RESULTS: The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid glands were easily identified and preserved. The operating time was 2.5 hours. No complication occurred. The postoperative stay was 2 days. The cosmetic result was excellent CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that our technique is feasible and safe. This makes us optimistic about the future of minimally invasive, video-assisted thyroid surgery.

Bellantone, R. D. A., Lombardi, C. P., Raffaelli, M., Rubino, F., Boscherini, M., Perilli, V., Minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy, <<THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY>>, 1999; 177 (4): 342-343. [doi:10.1016/S0002-9610(99)00054-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/14410]

Minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy

Bellantone, Rocco Domenico Alfonso;Lombardi, Celestino Pio;Raffaelli, Marco;Rubino, Francesco;Boscherini, Mauro;Perilli, Valter
1999

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neck surgery is one of the newest fields of application of video-assisted surgery. We developed a technique for minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy. METHODS: The procedure was accepted by a patient with a follicular nodule of the left lobe of the thyroid. We performed a left thyroid lobectomy through a single 20-mm horizontal skin incision, just above the sternal notch, after inserting a 5-mm 30 degrees laparoscope, by using both endoscopic and conventional instrumentation. RESULTS: The recurrent laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid glands were easily identified and preserved. The operating time was 2.5 hours. No complication occurred. The postoperative stay was 2 days. The cosmetic result was excellent CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that our technique is feasible and safe. This makes us optimistic about the future of minimally invasive, video-assisted thyroid surgery.
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Bellantone, R. D. A., Lombardi, C. P., Raffaelli, M., Rubino, F., Boscherini, M., Perilli, V., Minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy, <<THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY>>, 1999; 177 (4): 342-343. [doi:10.1016/S0002-9610(99)00054-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/14410]
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