Robotic surgery in the pediatric airway: application and safety.

  title={Robotic surgery in the pediatric airway: application and safety.},
  author={Reza Rahbar and Lynne R Ferrari and Joseph G. Borer and Craig A. Peters},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={46-50; discussion 50}
OBJECTIVE To assess the application and safety of transoral robotic surgery in the pediatric airway. DESIGN An institutional review board-approved study. Experimental laryngeal surgery was performed on 4 pediatric cadaver larynxes as controls. Application of robotic equipment for laryngeal surgery was attempted on 5 patients. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric medical center. PATIENTS Five patients with laryngeal cleft and 4 pediatric cadaver larynxes. INTERVENTIONS (1) The da Vinci… CONTINUE READING
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