TITLE

New Technique for Retraction of the Strap Muscles in Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Sheng Liu; Zheng, Xiang-min; Jiang, Dao-zhen; Wei Zhang; Shan, Cheng-xiang; Ming Qiu
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Surgical Innovation;Jun2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective. It is extremely important to establish sufficient exposure and room for manipulation during endoscopic thyroidectomy. To solve this problem, the authors have developed a new technique for retraction of the strap muscles perfected during 500 cases of breast-approach endoscopic thyroidectomy. Methods. The new technique encompasses the use of 3 styles of retractor: the suture retractor, the button retractor, and the adjustable button retractor. These retractors are all easy to make and are all useful in different situations. Conclusions. The new technique is a safe and cost-effective method. It reduces the operation time required to obtain good exposure without transecting the strap muscles. In addition, it is minimally invasive and confers cosmetic benefits.
ACCESSION #
62030154

 

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