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Intraoral endoscopic thyroidectomy leaves no scar

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New Rochelle, NY, October 29, 2019--A new study compares two surgical approaches to endoscopic thyroid removal, neither of which produces a scar in the neck area, providing a comprehensive comparison of the therapeutic effects and cosmetic results of each approach. The study, which compares the scarless oral vestibular approach with the breast approach is published in Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST), a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Click here to read the full-text article free on the Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques website through November 25, 2019.

The article entitled "Comparative Study Between Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery via the Oral Vestibular Approach and the Areola Approach" was coauthored by Yong Wang, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University College of Medicine, and colleagues from The Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University and Dezhou People's Hospital of Shandong Province, China.

In the transoral endoscopy thyroidectomy via the vestibular approach (TOETVA), the thyroid gland is removed through an incision made in the mouth, leaving behind no visible scar. In the breast approach, the incision is made in the areola. The researchers found no significant differences between the two approaches across a range of variables, including operative time, intraoperative blood loss, total postoperative drainage, postoperative persistent pain, postoperative hospitalization, and complications rate. They concluded that both methods are safe and effective, but the oral vestibular approach had a better cosmetic effect because it left no scar.

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Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST) is the leading international peer-reviewed journal and videojournal companion dedicated to innovations and advancements in minimally invasive surgery through single-incision techniques and NOTES, including a special focus on pediatric as well as adult procedures. JLAST, the flagship, is published monthly online with open access options and in print, while Videoscopy is published bimonthly and delivers fully peer-reviewed surgical and micro-invasive demonstrations of the latest techniques and technologies used to optimize surgical patient outcomes. JLAST is the official journal of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the JLAST website.

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Endourology, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, and Surgical Infections. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 90 journals, books, and newsletters is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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