Abstract Minimally invasive video-assisted (MIVA) surgery of the thyroid is now widely accepted by endocrinel surgeons, especially in adult age. This report describes indications, limits, technical aspects and results of MIVA in 10 young patients (mean age 16 years, range 11-18) enrolled in a study of 213 patients (mean age 45 years, range 11-81) operated with this technique, from October 1998 to August 2001, in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pisa. Young patients were submitted to surgery: 8 lobectomies (6 for microfollicular lesions and 2 for adenomas functionally autonomous) and 2 total thyroidectomies for papillary carcinoma. No case has been converted in "open" surgery and no post-operatory complications have been observed. Elective indications of MIVA are the volume of the nodule and the istological type. This technique cannot be performed in voluminous goiters, in medullary carcinomas and in scarcely differentiated carcinomas. Minimally invasive video-assisted surgery of the thyroid, in our experience, represents a reliable technique also in pediatric age. PMID: 12236036 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Video-assistive minimally invasive surgical procedures in the treatment of thyroid in children and adolescents

SPINELLI, CLAUDIO;MICCOLI, PAOLO
2002

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Abstract Minimally invasive video-assisted (MIVA) surgery of the thyroid is now widely accepted by endocrinel surgeons, especially in adult age. This report describes indications, limits, technical aspects and results of MIVA in 10 young patients (mean age 16 years, range 11-18) enrolled in a study of 213 patients (mean age 45 years, range 11-81) operated with this technique, from October 1998 to August 2001, in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pisa. Young patients were submitted to surgery: 8 lobectomies (6 for microfollicular lesions and 2 for adenomas functionally autonomous) and 2 total thyroidectomies for papillary carcinoma. No case has been converted in "open" surgery and no post-operatory complications have been observed. Elective indications of MIVA are the volume of the nodule and the istological type. This technique cannot be performed in voluminous goiters, in medullary carcinomas and in scarcely differentiated carcinomas. Minimally invasive video-assisted surgery of the thyroid, in our experience, represents a reliable technique also in pediatric age. PMID: 12236036 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Spinelli, Claudio; Lima, M; Miccoli, Paolo
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