Transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT) is well consistent with the primary goal of remote-access thyroid surgery, which is to avoid a visible cervical scar. Additionally, the extent of transoral thyroidectomy dissection is less than that of other remote-access surgical procedures. Owing to these merits of the transoral approach, several institutions around the world are now performing this procedure. Since transoral thyroidectomy is performed in a confined, narrow space, and is characterized by a close distance from the ports to the working space, more benefits can be derived from multiarticulation of robotic instruments. Especially when performing left lobectomy by TORT, the surgeon can use right-handed robotic instruments over the thyroid cartilage with the merits of multiarticulation. In this study, we present our unique procedure of left lobectomy by TORT in detail.
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This research was supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (HI14C3477).
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- Remote-access thyroidectomy
- Transoral robotic thyroidectomy
- Transoral thyroidectomy
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