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Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017;37:233-236. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.07.006. Epub 2017 Jul 8.

Endoscopic thyroid surgery in the Caribbean: A case report of the first clinical experience.

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1
Department of General Surgery, San Fernando Teaching Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago; Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
2
Department of General Surgery, San Fernando Teaching Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago; Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Electronic address: sssl201198@yahoo.com.
3
Chinese Medical Brigade, San Fernando Teaching Hospital, Trinidad, West Indies.
4
Medical Associate Hospital, St Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago.

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery is rapidly expanding its role in almost all of the surgical sub-specialties. There is also a growing demand of this service as patients became more and more concerned about cosmesis in addition to their original surgery. Although its role in thyroid surgery has already been proven earlier; but it is not yet accepted as a routine approach amongst many thyroid surgeons. There is no reported case of laparoscopic thyroid surgery in the English literature from the Caribbean. We are reporting our first clinical experience in performing laparoscopic thyroid surgery in the Caribbean with a successful outcome.

KEYWORDS:

Caribbean countries; Endoscopic thyroid surgery; Minimally invasive thyroid surgery

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