Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 281–283 | Cite as

Axillary web syndrome after transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy

  • Jeong Hwan Kim
  • Jin Woo Park
  • Hyun Sik GongEmail author
Case Report


Axillary web syndrome is a self-limiting and frequently overlooked complication in the early postoperative period of axillary surgery. This entity has been described in breast cancer patients after axillary lymph node dissection. Robot-assisted transaxillary thyroidectomy is now becoming increasingly popular in part owing to the desire to avoid an obvious cervical scar. This procedure is a kind of axillary surgery, but there has been no report about axillary web syndrome after robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy. Here, we report on a 47-year-old female with axillary web syndrome after robotic transaxillary thyroid lobectomy.


Axillary web syndrome Thyroidectomy Transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy 


Conflict of interest


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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this Case Report/any accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong Hwan Kim
    • 1
  • Jin Woo Park
    • 1
  • Hyun Sik Gong
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang HospitalSeoul National University College of MedicineSeongnam-siKorea

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