Robotic facelift thyroidectomy

A novel remote access thyroidectomy technique

David J Terris, Michael C. Singer, Melanie W. Seybt

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OBJECTIVES: Robotic thyroidectomy accomplished by an axillary route has been associated with a number of dramatic complications. We introduce an access method that is less dangerous, easier to perform, and more direct. Methods: A facelift approach to the thyroid compartment is described. Results: Advantages of the facelift approach over the axillary approach include: easier positioning (without the risk of brachial plexopathy), shorter distance to the thyroid bed, no chest wall numbness, clavicle is not obstructing, carotid sheath at much lower risk of injury. Conclusions: We describe a safer and easier robotic technique that involves a facelift incision and therefore maintains the advantages of no neck incision, but without the increased risks associated with an axillary approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume121
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Rhytidoplasty
Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Thyroid Gland
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Clavicle
Hypesthesia
Thoracic Wall
Neck
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Robotic facelift thyroidectomy : A novel remote access thyroidectomy technique. / Terris, David J; Singer, Michael C.; Seybt, Melanie W.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 121, No. SUPPL. 4, 11.07.2011.

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Terris, David J ; Singer, Michael C. ; Seybt, Melanie W. / Robotic facelift thyroidectomy : A novel remote access thyroidectomy technique. In: Laryngoscope. 2011 ; Vol. 121, No. SUPPL. 4.
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