Postoperative Functional Voice Changes after Conventional Open or Robotic Thyroidectomy: A Prospective Trial

@article{Lee2012PostoperativeFV,
  title={Postoperative Functional Voice Changes after Conventional Open or Robotic Thyroidectomy: A Prospective Trial},
  author={Jeonghun J. Lee and Kuk Young Na and Ra Mi Kim and RN YeonjuOh and RN JiHyunLee and PhD Jandee Lee and Jin-Seok Lee and PhD Chul-Ho Kim and PhD Euy-Young Soh and PhD Woong Youn Chung},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={2963-2970}
}
To use objective and subjective voice function analysis to compare outcomes in patients who had undergone conventional open thyroidectomy or robotic thyroidectomy. The study involved 88 consecutive patients who underwent thyroid surgery between May 2009 and December 2009; 46 patients underwent a conventional open thyroidectomy, and 42 underwent a robotic thyroidectomy. Auditory perceptual evaluation was used to make subjective assessments of voice function, and videolaryngostroboscopy, acoustic… CONTINUE READING