Abstract| Volume 43, ISSUE 12, P2381, December 2017

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Prophylactic total thyroidectomy in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2) patients. Minimally Invasive Video-assisted Approach Thyroidectomy (MIVAT) versus open surgery: A literature review

      Introduction: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is the main cause of mortality in MEN2 patients. Genetic screening for RET proto-oncogene has allowed earlier diagnosis and treatment. Prophylactic total thyroidectomy (PTT) for MEN2 patients is conventionally done by open surgery. This literature review aims to evaluate the effectiveness of MIVAT and determine whether the same outcome could be achieved with fewer post-operative complications.
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