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Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT) in the Era of Minimal Access Thyroid Surgery

Sohail Bakkar 1 , * and Paolo Miccoli 2
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1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The Hashemite University, 13133 Zarqa, Jordan
2 Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: February 2017, 6 (1); e42470
  • Published Online: February 28, 2017
  • Article Type: Methods Article
  • Received: September 21, 2016
  • Revised: November 17, 2017
  • Accepted: November 25, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/minsurgery.42470

To Cite: Bakkar S, Miccoli P. Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT) in the Era of Minimal Access Thyroid Surgery, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2017 ; 6(1):e42470. doi: 10.5812/minsurgery.42470.

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1. Background
2. MIVAT’s Advantages
3. MIVAT’s Disadvantages
4. Indications and Contraindications of MIVAT
5. Conclusion
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