Robot-assisted excision of thyroglossal duct cyst by a postauricular facelift approach

Dong Won Lee, Kyung Tae

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Abstract

Introduction: A trend towards robotic scarless surgery using remote site incisions has developed in head and neck surgery for better cosmetic outcomes. We have carried out robot-assisted excision of thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) by a postauricular facelift approach to avoid visible scars in the central neck related to the trans-cervical Sistrunk operation. Aim: To evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of robot-assisted excision of TGDC by a postauricular facelift approach. Material and methods: Six patients who underwent robot-assisted excision of TGDC by a postauricular facelift approach were analyzed. Results: The robotic procedures were done successfully in all patients, without any conversion to a trans-cervical approach or incomplete removal of the lesions. In terms of cosmetic satisfaction, three patients were “very satisfied” and three were “satisfied”. Conclusions: Robot-assisted Sistrunk operations for TGDC by a postauricular facelift approach are feasible and safe and yield excellent postoperative cosmesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalWideochirurgia I Inne Techniki Maloinwazyjne
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Postauricular facelift approach
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sistrunk operation
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

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