Comparison of transaxillary approach, retroauricular approach, and conventional open hemithyroidectomy: A prospective study at single institution

Doh Young Lee, Ki Jeong Lee, Won Gue Han, Kyoung Ho Oh, Jae-Gu Cho, Seung-Kuk Baek, Soon Young Kwon, Jeong-Soo Woo, Kwang-Yoon Jung

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Abstract

Background The aims of this study were to evaluate and compare the operative outcomes and postoperative subjective functional parameters of transaxillary (TA) and retroauricular (RA) approach thyroidectomy, with those of conventional hemithyroidectomy. Methods From May 2011 through December 2013, 153 patients who underwent hemithyroidectomy were categorized prospectively into 3 groups according to the surgical approach used (TA, RA, and conventional hemithyroidectomy groups). All patients underwent prospective acoustic and functional evaluation, using a comprehensive battery of functional assessments, preoperatively and postoperatively at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Results Age at diagnosis was significantly lower in the TA (n = 50) and RA groups (n = 42) than in the conventional group (n = 61; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-531
Number of pages8
JournalSurgery (United States)
Volume159
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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