Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy; A Detailed Illustration and Highlighting an Additional Potential Advantage Over Other Targeted Parathyroid Surgeries
Sohail Bakkar*, Marco Biricotti, Lorenzo Fregoli, Valeria Matteucci, Piermarco Papini, Salvatore Pagliaro, Gianluca Frustaci, Aleksandr Aghababyan, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, David Galleri, Gabriele Materazzi, and Paolo Miccoli
Department of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sohail Bakkar MS
MD, Division of Endocrine
Surgery, Department of Surgical Pathology
University Hospital of Pisa, Via
Paradisa2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 18, 2016; Accepted date: September 19, 2016; Published date: September 26, 2016
Citation: Bakkar S, Biricotti M, Fregoli L, Matteucci V, Papini P, et al. (2016) Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy; A Detailed Illustration and Highlighting an Additional Potential Advantage Over Other Targeted Parathyroid Surgeries. Surgery Curr Res 6:278. doi: 10.4172/2161-1076.1000278
Copyright: © 2016 Bakkar S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Targeted parathyroid surgery also referred to as minimally invasive parathyroidectomy has replaced full neck exploration as the preferred surgical approach to primary hyperparathyroidism. This is attributed to the ability to accurately localize enlarged parathyroid glands preoperatively and obtain objective evidence of adequate resection intraoperatively. The two most widely used minimally invasive parathyroid surgeries are the non-endoscopic miniincision parathyroidectomy and the minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy. The aim of this article is to provide a detailed illustration of the latter supplemented with an animated video of the procedure, and to highlight a potential advantage it offers over other targeted parathyroid procedures; the ability to perform a full neck exploration and/or a concomitant thyroid surgery without the need to convert to a standard cervicotomy.