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Impact of body mass index on robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy

 Zeng Yap  ;  Won Woong Kim  ;  Sang-Wook Kang  ;  Cho Rok Lee  ;  Jandee Lee  ;  Jong Ju Jeong  ;  Kee-Hyun Nam  ;  Woong Youn Chung 
 Scientific Reports, Vol.9(1) : 8955, 2019 
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Obesity is associated with increased operating times and higher complication rates in many types of surgery. Its impact on robotic thyroidectomy however, is not well documented. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy (RTAT). A retrospective review of prospectively collected data of all patients who underwent RTAT at Yonsei University Health System from October 2007 to December 2014 was performed. Patients were divided into three groups based on BMI (Group 1: BMI < 25, Group 2: BMI 25-29.99, Group 3: BMI ≥ 30), and compared. A total of 3697 patients were analyzed. No differences between the three groups were observed in clinicopathological factors, extent of surgery or length of stay. After multivariate analysis, only seroma and transient voice hoarseness were related to increasing BMI. Total operative time was significantly longer for Group 3 patients with less-than-bilateral total thyroidectomy (BTT), but was not significantly different for patients with BTT. Although obese patients undergoing RTAT have a slightly higher risk of seroma, transient voice hoarseness, and longer operative times, BMI did not influence the other important surgical outcomes of thyroidectomy. Therefore, obesity should not be a contraindication for performing RTAT.
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Kang, Sang Wook(강상욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5355-833X
Kim, Won Woong(김원웅)
Nam, Kee Hyun(남기현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6852-1190
Lee, Jan Dee(이잔디) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4090-0049
Lee, Cho Rok(이초록) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7848-3709
Chung, Woong Youn(정웅윤)
Jeong, Jong Ju(정종주) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4155-6035
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