n South African Journal of Surgery - 33rd Annual Meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa : abstracts

Volume 43, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... Abstracts SAJS 106 VOL 43, NO. 3, AUGUST 2005 SAJS MINIMUM ACCESS THYROID LOBECTOMY: THE KALAFONG EXPERIENCE SVM Malinga, TE Luvhengo, TR Mokoena Department General Surgery, Pretoria Academic Hospital and Kalafong Hospital. University of Pretoria Introduction: The current accepted method of performing a thyroid lobectomy is through cervical Kocher incision. Thyroid lobectomy is performed mainly for suspected carcinoma in patients, presenting with unilateral enlargement, yet a limited unilateral incision over a localized parathyroid adenoma in an accepted approach. Aim of study: To evaluate the feasibility of performing thyroid lobectomies through a unilateral incision for patients with unilateral thyroid pathologies at Kalafong Hospital. To show that the minimal access thyroid lobectomies are a viable method of thyroid ..

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