n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - What's new in endocrine surgery? : main article

Volume 25, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The common themes that emerge in minimally invasive endocrine surgery are that:

  1. proper patient selection is crucial to good results
  2. it is best to localise the tumours preoperatively whenever possible for a focused operation
  3. invasive cancers and very large tumours are usually contraindications to minimally invasive approaches
  4. multiple techniques are usually available, although some may be more versatile than others
  5. surgeon and institutional experience is of paramount importance in the choice of specific surgical technique and in obtaining good results
  6. good prospective studies are sorely needed to evaluate these techniques.

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