Robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy: Report of 2 cases and description of the technique

Eren Berber, Katherine Heiden, Hizir Akyildiz, Mira Milas, Jamie Mitchell, Allan Siperstein

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Abstract

Various techniques for minimally invasive thyroid surgery have been described over the last decade. These techniques have significant limitations owing to 2-dimensional view and awkward endoscopic instrumentation. Robotic surgical technology was developed to overcome these limitations. In this case report, we are describing our first 2 thyroid procedures using this technology: a total thyroidectomy in a 66-year old, and a thyroid lobectomy in a 43-year old. We found that robotic resection avoids a neck scar and offers quality 3-dimensional vision with dexterity similar to the human hand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e60-e63
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Lobectomy
  • Robotic
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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