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Kazakh surgeons for the first time ever remove thyroid gland through mouth

18 July 2018 12:38 1247

ALMATY. KAZINFORM Kazakhstani surgeons for the first time ever have removed diseased thyroid gland through the mouth cavity, Kazinform correspondent reports.

A 65-year-old patient underwent the unique surgery at the Syzganov National Research Centre of Surgery. The surgeons used an approach that leaves no visible scar, minimizes pain syndrome, accelerates post-surgery rehabilitation and reduces hospital stay.

Following the results of the master class held by foreign experts the Syzganov National Research Centre will perform from now on such unique operations.


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The new trans-oral approach, developed by a surgeon in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014 was designed to hide the scar. Instead, surgeons make the incision inside the mouth, at the crease between the gums and the lower lip. 

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