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Front Surg


Novel application of microdissection tungsten needle in total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma.


Energy-based devices (EBD) have been popularized in thyroidectomy worldwide. Microdissection tungsten needle (MDTN) is characterized by the ultra-sharp tip providing safe and meticulous dissection with effective hemostasis. However, little study has applied MDTN in thyroidectomy.