Robotic transoral thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma

Hong Kyu Kim, Dawon Park, Hoon Yub Kim

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)266-268
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Surgical Treatment and Research
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 May

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    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).

    Publisher Copyright:
    Copyright © 2019, the Korean Surgical Society


    • Remote-access thyroidectomy
    • Transoral robotic thyroidectomy
    • Transoral thyroidectomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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