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Robotic Transaxillary Hemithyroidectomy Using the da Vinci SP Robotic System: Initial Experience With 10 Consecutive Cases

Authors
 Kwangsoon Kim  ;  Sang-Wook Kang  ;  Jin Kyong Kim  ;  Cho Rok Lee  ;  Jandee Lee  ;  Jong Ju Jeong  ;  Kee-Hyun Nam  ;  Woong Youn Chung 
Citation
 SURGICAL INNOVATION, Vol.27(3) : 256-264, 2020-06 
Journal Title
 SURGICAL INNOVATION 
ISSN
 1553-3506 
Issue Date
2020-06
Keywords
da Vinci SP robotic system ; robotic surgery ; thyroidectomy ; transaxillary
Abstract
Background: Many studies have shown the operative feasibility and safety of robotic thyroidectomy. However, there is still a concern on the operative invasiveness of robotic thyroidectomy owing to the wide flap dissection. The aim of this study was to introduce our novel robotic technique, which can minimize the dissection extent using the da Vinci SP robotic system. Methods: Ten patients underwent robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy using the da Vinci SP robotic system between December 2018 and April 2019 at Yonsei University Hospital (Seoul, Korea). All procedures were performed successfully using the single-port robotic system. Results: All 10 patients were women and diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma. The mean operative time was 148.7 ± 26.8 minutes. The mean operative time using the gasless method was shorter than that using the gas insufflation method (130.5 ± 14.1 vs 176.0 ± 12.8 minutes). All patients were discharged on the third day after operation without any complications. Conclusions: Robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy using the da Vinci SP robotic system is technically feasible and safe with a short length of incision, shorter than what earlier reported. To our knowledge, this is the first study to use a single-port robotic system for thyroidectomy. To verify the superior operative outcomes, further clinical trials are necessary.
Full Text
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1553350620909279
DOI
10.1177/1553350620909279
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Sang Wook(강상욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5355-833X
Kim, Jin Kyong(김진경)
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
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179460
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