Trans-oral video assisted thyroidectomy – anatomical considerations and first experimental results of a new, minimal-invasive surgical procedure

Thomas Wilhelm, Tahar Benhidjeb, Joris Harlaar, Anton Kerver, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Tom A.J. Schneider & Michael Stark
The development of minimal-invasive, video-assisted approaches in thyroidectomy (MIVAT) helps to minimize surgical access trauma in this kind of surgery. Extra cervical approaches (breast, axillar, ABBA) removed the incision line from the visible cervical area, but due to extensive dissection are still[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]