Miniinvasive video-assisted interventions on the thyroid and parathyroid glands

Keywords: miniinvasive endocrinal surgery; miniinvasive video-assisted thyroidectomy; miniinvasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy


Objective. To study the efficacy of miniinvasive video-assisted interventions on the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Materials and methods. In a frame of the investigation accomplished in 2012-2018 yrs 50 patients were operated for nodular goiter (40) and primary hyperparathyrosis with solitary adenoma of a parathyroid gland (10). In all the patients miniinvasive video-assisted interventions were performed in accordance to procedure, proposed by P. Miccoli.

Results. A pain syndrome was minimal in all the patients. Stable paresis of nn. Recurrens and parathyrosis were not observed. Transitory paresis of n. Recurrens have occurred in 2 patients. The wound infection was absent. In all the patients with primary hyperparathyrosis the calcium content have lowered down to normal or subnormal value. Stationary stay after miniinvasive operations have been reduced down to (2.2 ± 0.3) bed-days, while after open operations they constituted (5/7 ± 1.2) bed-days. While further follow-up of the patients during one year the disease recurrence was not registered. Excellent cosmetic result was obtained in majority of the patients. In 3 of them only keloid cicatrices have formatted, causing  a cosmetic effect lowering.

Conclusion. The procedure for miniinvasive video-assisted interventions on thyroid gland was proposed by P. Miccoli, and is still actual. It may be applied also in patients with primary parathyrosis and solitary adenoma of parathyroidal gland. But the patients must be thoroughly selected  for this operative interventions.

Author Biographies

V. V. Grubnik, Odessa National Medical University

Grubnik Volodymyr Volodymyrovich, MD, DSci(Med), Professor,
Head of the Department of Surgery No 1
Odessa National Medical University,
26/32, Zabolotny str., Odessa, 65025,
ORCID: 0000-0003-4389-908X

R. S. Parfentiev, Odessa National Medical University

Parfentiev Roman Sergeevich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Surgery No 1
Odessa National Medical University,
26/32, Zabolotny str., Odessa, 65025,
ORCID: 0000-0002-4058-7534

V. M. Kosovan, Odessa National Medical University

Kosovan Viktor Mikolaiovich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Surgery No 1
Odessa National Medical University,
26/32, Zabolotny str., Odessa, 65025,
ORCID: 0000-0001-6775-8463


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How to Cite
Grubnik, V. V., Parfentiev, R. S., & Kosovan, V. M. (2019). Miniinvasive video-assisted interventions on the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, 86(11-12), 42-45.
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