How to Avoid and Manage Mental Nerve Injury in Transoral Thyroidectomy.

How to Avoid and Manage Mental Nerve Injury in Transoral Thyroidectomy. Surg Technol Int. 2019 Oct 04;35: Authors: Zhang D, Famá F, Caruso E, Pinto G, Pontin A, Pino A, Mandolfino T, Gagliano E, Siniscalchi EN, De Ponte FS, Sun H, Dionigi G Abstract Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy by vestibular approach (TOETVA) represents an innovative and scarless technique for thyroid surgery. The procedure is conducted via a three-port technique at the oral vestibule using a 10mm port for the 30° endoscope and two additional 5mm ports for the dissecting and coagulating instruments. Patients meeting the following criteria can be considered as candidates for TOETVA: (a) an ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter =10cm; (b) US-estimated gland volume =45mL; (c) nodule size =50mm; (d) presence of a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst or a single- or multinodular goiter; (e) Bethesda 3 and/or 4 categories, and (f) papillary microcar-cinoma without the evidence of metastasis. Beyond the classic complications of thyroid surgery, namely cervical hematoma, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and hypoparathyroidism, novel consequences can occur as mental nerve (MN) injury. In this paper, leading experts in the field report on their current clinical experience with the TOETVA approach for thyroid gland surgery, with emphasis given to tips and tricks to avoid and manage MN injury. PMID: 31687788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research

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