Thyroidectomy using the open method is effective, well-tolerated and safe but involves transverse incision on the neck measuring 12-15 cm in length. Thyroid disorders are more common in women and they find these scars uncomfortable and cosmetically unacceptable. Hence, minimal access approaches are playing an ever increasing role in neck surgery as they result in elimination of the scar in the neck.
Our Endoscopic technique using the axillary approach helps to remove large nodules of thyroid as well as performing total thyroidectomies. It combines the benefits of the minimal access approach, instrumentation, magnification and precision. The scars produced are hidden beneath the smallest of clothes offering a great cosmetic advantage.
In Endoscopic Thyroidectomy very small incisions are made in the axilla, neck or chest. A video camera helps in providing magnified cision of the structures and comfortable dissection
- Aims to achieve an optimal cosmetic result much better than any other approach.
- Easy for dissection
- Avoid unnecessary mobilisation of opposite side while performing hemithyroidectomy.
Steps of Sunrise Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
- 1Subplatysmal dissection
- 3Retraction of strap muscle
- 5Magnified vision of recurrent laryngeal nerves & Superior laryngeal nerves
- 7Lymph node dissection Possible
- 9Specimen removed in specimen bag
- 2Retaction of sternocleidomastoid
- 4 Lateral View of the gland
- 6Indentify and preserver parathyroid gland
- 8Used Hormonic scalpel to divide pedicles
- 10 Closure of strap Muscles