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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P056 Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery: The Delivery Technique

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):876. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.876-b

Objective: To review our experience with a new surgical approach, the delivery technique for minimally invasive thyroidectomy.

Design: Retrospective review.

Setting: Tertiary care hospital, head and neck surgery service.

Patients: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy.

Interventions: The delivery technique requires a 3- to 4-cm incision followed by ligation of the superior thyroid vessels, middle thyroid vein, and inferior thyroid vein, followed by delivery of the gland through the incision.

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