Robotic head and neck surgery at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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AbstractIntroduction: Robotic surgery in the head and neck region has been used to approach many different areas within the head and neck region. Here we describe our experiences of its application at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Methods: This is a retrospective review of all cases operated by the two authors since Jan 2015 at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Results: Twenty-four cases were performed with the da Vinci S or da Vinci Xi systems. Twenty-one cases were performed with the novel flexible robotic da Vinci SP system. There were no serious adverse events requiring a return to the operating room. Early results from the da Vinci SP have been previously published in seven patients that demonstrated the ability to reach the nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and also retropharyngeal lymphnodes. There were no conversions to alternative surgical approaches. There were no serious adverse events or adverse events related to the use of this system. Discussion: In conclusion, through our experiences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong we have found the da Vinci robotic systems to be useful and safe in performing TORS and addressing pathologies in the neck through the retroauricular approach.
All Author(s) ListJason YK Chan, Eddy WY Wong
Journal nameJournal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology
Year2018
Volume Number32
Issue Number14
Pages1056 - 1060
ISSN1001-1781
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsrobot, head and neck surgery, transoral robotic surgery

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