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Robotic Selective Neck Dissection Using a Gasless Postauricular Facelift Approach for Early Head and Neck Cancer: Technical Feasibility and Safety

Title
Robotic Selective Neck Dissection Using a Gasless Postauricular Facelift Approach for Early Head and Neck Cancer: Technical Feasibility and Safety
Author
지용배
Keywords
UNILATERAL AXILLO-BREAST; INITIAL-EXPERIENCE; THYROID-CARCINOMA
Issue Date
2013-03
Publisher
MARY ANN LIEBERT INC, 140 HUGUENOT STREET, 3RD FL, NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801 USA
Citation
JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, 권: 23, 호: 3, 페이지: 240-245
Abstract
Background: Scarless and minimally invasive surgery is becoming popular in the head and neck area. We have developed a new robotic selective neck dissection procedure for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) to avoid a long visible lateral neck scar. Here we report on the technical feasibility and safety of our procedure. Subjects and Methods: We prospectively analyzed 4 patients with early HNSCC who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and concomitant robotic selective neck dissection via a gasless postauricular facelift approach using the da Vinci (R) Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA). Results: Of these patients, 3 were male, and 1 was female. The mean age was 59.0 +/- 8.8 years. All patients had tongue cancer, with a clinically negative neck. Three patients were T1, and 1 patient was T2. All patients underwent partial glossectomy by TORS and elective robotic selective neck dissection including levels I, II, and III. The robotic selective neck dissection procedure was completed successfully in all patients. The mean operative time was 276 +/- 48 minutes. The mean number of lymph nodes removed was 19.3 +/- 7.3. Postoperative hematoma and transient marginal nerve palsy occurred in 1 patient each. Cosmetic satisfaction was excellent in all patients. Conclusions: Preliminary results indicate that robotic selective neck dissection via a gasless postauricular facelift approach is feasible and safe and allows for excellent postoperative cosmesis. Further studies are necessary to determine the oncologic safety and surgical completeness of this procedure compared with conventional neck dissection.
URI
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/lap.2012.0277http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/44051
ISSN
1092-6429
DOI
10.1089/lap.2012.0277
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