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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;43(2):381-8, ix-x. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2010.01.007.

Robotic thyroidectomy: operative technique using a transaxillary endoscopic approach without CO2 insufflation.

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Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. holsinger@mdanderson.org

Abstract

In the last 20 years, there has been a significant increase in the diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid tumors. With improved ultrasound technology and better access to sonographic imaging, many tumors are identified at earlier stages. Consequently, there has been an evolution in surgical technique, moving toward minimally invasive approaches. This article describes the technique of robotic thyroidectomy via transaxillary endoscopic approach without CO(2) insufflation.

PMID:
20510721
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2010.01.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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