Comprehensive application of robotic retroauricular thyroidectomy: The evolution of robotic thyroidectomy.

@article{Byeon2016ComprehensiveAO,
  title={Comprehensive application of robotic retroauricular thyroidectomy: The evolution of robotic thyroidectomy.},
  author={Hyung Kwon Byeon and Da Hee Kim and Jae Won Chang and Myung Jin Ban and Jae Hong Park and Won Shik Kim and Eun Chang Chang Choi and Yoon Woo Koh},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2016},
  volume={126 8},
  pages={1952-7}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS As an evolvement of the robotic application to the thyroidectomy, we sought to seek the potential role of robotic thyroidectomy with the retroauricular (RA) approach prior to future comparative study between RA and transaxillary thyroidectomy. This study aims to verify the surgical feasibility of robotic RA thyroidectomy. STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. METHODS A total of 87 patients who underwent robotic RA thyroidectomy for clinically… CONTINUE READING