Robotic-Assisted Transaxillary Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Several approaches have been described for thyroid and parathyroid surgery to avoid a visible neck incision, which is of a concern especially in young females with history of healing with keloid or hypertrophic scar. Herein, we are discussing promising novel techniques in providing a hidden incision, with reported safety and technical superiority utilizing robotic technology. Several remote access robotic approaches have been described, including transaxillary, retroauricular, and bilateral axillobreast (BABA) approaches. In this chapter, we focused on perioperative planning utilizing the transaxillary approach.
KeywordsRobotic Thyroid Parathyroid Surgery Transaxillary Retroauricular Thyroidectomy Parathyroidectomy
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