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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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CADENA, Enrique  and  MORENO TORRES, Andrey. 3-D video-assisted endoscopic axillary thyroidectomy. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.4, pp.190-197. ISSN 0123-9015.

Little has evolved in minimally invasive neck surgery, considering that this is usually accompanied by extensive, painful, and prolonged operative time in dissections. This type of surgery is called "Minimum space surgery of the neck", and is a line of work of our group. For this reason, an endoscopic neck surgery program was started in 2015. A young patient with papillary thyroid carcinoma was intervened in June 2016 using Endoscopic Axillary Video assisted thyroidectomy (TAEVA) with equipment EndoEYE Flex 3 D. Clear advantages were observed including high visual resolution, good depth of field, versatility derived from the flexibility of the camera that avoided the exchange of inflexible 0°,30°, and 70° lenses, and shortening the operating time. To our knowledge, it is the first case of 3 D TAEVA published.

Keywords : Thyroidectomy; Adenocarcinoma Papillary; Thyroid nodule; Laparoscopy; Thyroid neoplasms; Robotics.

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