How are neck scars eliminated in thyroid surgery?

Updated: Feb 27, 2020
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The traditional approach to thyroidectomy involved a long, low cervical incision. This has evolved to a shorter incision placed in a skin crease higher in the neck. However, a resultant neck scar remains. Multiple approaches have been developed to eliminate the neck scar. New technologies have allowed for various approaches.


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