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Ann Surg Treat Res. 2016 Nov;91(5):269-272. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via the trivestibular route.

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Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.


We recently experienced a case of transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via the trivestibular approach. We identified and preserved all neighboring critical structures during surgery. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 3. There were no complications in thyroid function, vocal cord function, or lower lip sense. Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via a trivestibular approach provides a short and direct route to the thyroid and an adequate workspace without a skin incision. Therefore, it is worthwhile to develop and refine the surgical techniques of this promising new surgical approach.


Endoscopy; Minimally invasive surgical procedures; Thyroid; Thyroidectomy

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