Three years old girl weighing only 10 kg was operated successfully through endoscopic method. Girl child hailing from Oman was suffering from a rare congenital condition called branchial cyst of second branchial cleft. The swelling had grown in such a size that she was finding it difficult to bend neck.
She was successfully treated by endoscopic surgery by a team led by Dr. R Padmakumar. The procedure was carried out through a 10 mm cut in the axilla (armpit) and nearby two 3 mm cuts. The entire swelling closely adherent to the main blood vessels (the carotid and jugular veins) and nerve to diaphragm was safely and completely removed. This kind of operation in the neck; that too for such young kid, was performed for the first time in the world. “The team’s expertise in doing endoscopic thyroidectomies for many patients really helped in successfully completing this unique procedure” said Dr. R. Padmakumar. As there is no cut in the neck child revived fast and could go back to Oman in three days time. Dr. Madhukara Pai, Dr. Mary Varghese, Dr. Shaji P.G and Dr. Sayooj Mukundan were part of this historic surgical procedure.
Endoscopic thyroidectomy is also called Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy. It is a new surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform thyroid surgery through a small skin incision. In endoscopic thyroidectomy, very small incisions are made in the axilla. A video camera helps in providing magnified vision of the structures and comfortable dissection. This technique […]
The thyroid gland is situated in the neck and secretes thyroxine which is very essential for all organ function. Thyroid disorders are common in women and it is of two types: Functional – Hypo (reduced function) and Hyperthyroidism (excess of thyroid hormone). Hypothyroidism can be managed by thyroxine tab, generally 100 microgram taken with bed […]
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure where thyroid surgery is carried out through a small incision at the axilla. This avoid a large cut at the neck and thus avoids scar to the neck. Review from Patient Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Review from a patient who underwent Endoscopic Thyroidectomy. Click Link to Read more on Endoscopic […]
Thyroglossal Cyst – Endoscopic Excision – First of its kind in Kerala
A team of Surgeons in the Dept of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, has successfully removed a cyst from inside the upper neck without any cut on the neck. This was a Thyroglossal cyst. Its a very rare keyhole surgery of its kind – first time in the state of Kerala was […]