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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-10

Robotic retro-auricular thyroidectomy: Indications and Technique

Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Krishnakumar Thankappan
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_20_19

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Conventional approach results in a conspicuous anterior neck scar, which is difficult to camouflage. Remote-access surgical approaches are being developed with the aid of technological advancements with an intention to hide the scar. Robotic thyroidectomy is getting accepted worldwide. Advantages of the robotic approach include better visualization, dexterity, and precision. Surgeon ergonomics is also better. The purpose of this article is to review the technique and report the early experiences with robotic retro-auricular thyroidectomy from India.

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