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Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep;29(3):226-232. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2014.29.3.226
Chai YJ , Lee KE , Youn YK .
Department of Surgery, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kyu.eun.lee.md@gmail.com
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Since the adoption of the Da Vinci robotic system for remote access thyroid surgery, robotic thyroidectomy (RT) has become a popular surgical option for patients who want to avoid neck scars. Surgeons in South Korea pioneered this surgical technique and have reported successful outcomes. Although many studies have reported that RT is a feasible and safe therapeutic alternative, concerns over the surgical and oncological safety of RT remain. This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of RT and compares the surgical safety and oncological completeness of RT with conventional open thyroidectomy.

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