Robotic trans-axillary and retro-auricular thyroid surgery

Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Emad Kandil
Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015, 112 (3): 243-9
Remote access approaches for thyroid surgery using surgical incisions placed outside the neck, including the axillary, chest and the retro-auricular region have gained interest due to the social stigmatization of young females with a visible neck scar. These novel approaches have been reported to be safe and feasible approaches for thyroid surgery in a select group of patients. Herein, we will discuss different aspects of the current robotic approaches.

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