Functional Outcomes and Complications of Robot-Assisted Free Flap Oropharyngeal Reconstruction.

@article{Tsai2017FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional Outcomes and Complications of Robot-Assisted Free Flap Oropharyngeal Reconstruction.},
  author={Yueh-Chi Tsai and S A Liu and Chih-Sheng Lai and Yen-Wei Chen and Chen-Te Lu and Jung-Hsing Yen and I-chen Chen},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={78 3 Suppl 2},
  pages={S76-S82}
}
BACKGROUND Robotic surgical systems provide a clear, magnified 3-dimensional visualization as well as precise, stable instrumental movement, thereby minimizing technical difficulties that may be encountered in the surgical treatment of oropharyngeal tumors. This study assessed the outcomes of robotic-assisted free flap oropharyngeal reconstruction compared with those of conventional free flap reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 47 patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING