Long-Term Sensory Disturbance and Discomfort After Robotic Thyroidectomy

  title={Long-Term Sensory Disturbance and Discomfort After Robotic Thyroidectomy},
  author={Chang Myeon Song and Yong Bae Ji and Hyang Sook Bang and Chul Won Park and Hyuck Kim and Kyung Tae},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The aim of this study was to compare short-term and long-term sensory disturbance and discomfort after robotic thyroidectomy versus conventional open thyroidectomy. We compared 118 patients who underwent robotic thyroidectomy by a gasless unilateral axillobreast (GUAB) or axillary (GUA) approach with 176 patients who underwent conventional open thyroidectomy from April 2009 to June 2011. Postoperative hypesthesia/paresthesia and discomfort of the neck and anterior chest were evaluated regularly… CONTINUE READING
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