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

Dong Won Lee
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Kyung Tae

Videosurgery Miniinv 2020; 15 (1): 245–248
Online publish date: 2019/10/15
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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.

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thyroglossal duct cyst, robotic surgery, Sistrunk operation, postauricular facelift approach

  
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