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Table 1

From: The minimally invasive open video-assisted approach in surgical thyroid diseases

Inclusion criteria
single nodule or small goiter (toxic or not) of surgical competence
cranio-caudal axis of the lobes must not exceed 7 centimetres
largest transversal diameter of the nodule must not exceed 3,5 centimetres
total thyroid volume <15–25 ml
small (max 2 cm) differentiated carcinoma without lymph node involvement