Journal Title: پاییز 97 Article title: The First Experience of Three Ports Transaxillary Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: Report of 2 Cases
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Article abstract: Conventional surgery for open thyroidectomy is safe and effective. However, there have been concerns that neck Scarring can be a major source of dissatisfaction after surgery. To eliminate visible scarring on the neck, we successfully present the first attempt of transaxillary endoscopic thyroidectomy in Iran. Two patients were admitted with thyroid nodules in general thoracic surgery ward of Imam Reza hospital, Tabriz, Iran. Endoscopic hemithyroidectomy was performed via a unilateral axilla approach with CO2 insufflation. A 10-mm and two 5-mm trocars were inserted at the anterior axillary line. The patients successfully underwent endoscopic thyroidectomy and tolerated the procedure well without any complications. Endoscopic hemithyroidectomy via a unilateral axilla approach is safe and feasible in selective patients with thyroid disease. To our knowledge, the current study is the first clinical experience with novel technique for thyroid surgery in Iran.