The new era of robotic neck surgery: The universal application of the retroauricular approach

Hyung Kwon Byeon, Yoon Woo Koh
Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015, 112 (7): 707-16
Recent advances in technology has triggered the introduction of surgical robotics in the field of head and neck surgery and changed the landscape indefinitely. The advent of transoral robotic surgery and robotic thyroidectomy techniques has urged the extended applications of the robot to other neck surgeries including remote access surgeries. Based on earlier reports and our surgical experiences, this review will discuss in detail various robotic head and neck surgeries via retroauricular approach.

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