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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;44(6):1317-31, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Oct 2.

Robotics and telesurgery in otolaryngology.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania Health System, 811 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.


This article reviews the use of robotic technology for otolaryngologic surgery. The authors discuss the development of the technology and its current uses in the operating room. They address procedures such as oropharyngeal transoral robotic surgery (TORS), laryngeal TORS, and thyroidectomy, and also note the role of robotics in teaching.

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