Robotic Transaxillary Thyroidectomy: Report of 2 Cases and Description of the Technique


Berber E., Heiden K., Akyildiz H. Y. , Milas M., Mitchell J., Siperstein A.

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.20, no.2, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e3181d7e350
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  • Keywords: Robotic, thyroid, lobectomy, surgery, ENDOSCOPIC THYROIDECTOMY, SURGERY

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.