Institutional experience of 200 consecutive papillary thyroid carcinoma patients in transoral robotic thyroidectomy surgeries

Dawon Park, Hoon Yub Kim, Hong Kyu Kim, Ji Young You, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jonathon O. Russell, Ralph P. Tufano

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Abstract

Background: We evaluated the outcomes of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) who underwent transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the perioperative outcomes of 200 patients (170 women and 30 men) with PTC who underwent TORT at a single center between March 2016 and February 2018. Results: There were 182 and 13 cases of lobectomy and total thyroidectomy, respectively, with corresponding mean operative times of 200.6 ± 31.2 and 265.7 ± 63.0 minutes. On average, 5.6 ± 3.45 lymph nodes were retrieved per patient. There were 12 cases of perioperative morbidity. No conversion to endoscopic or conventional open surgery was noted. In a subgroup analysis for predictors of difficult TORT, patient sex was the only factor showing a significant operative time difference between a difficult and a nondifficult thyroidectomy. Conclusion: TORT can be performed safely in patients with PTC without serious complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2106-2114
Number of pages9
JournalHead and Neck
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 1

Keywords

  • papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • robotic thyroidectomy
  • thyroid cancer
  • transoral robotic thyroidectomy
  • transoral thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Park, D., Kim, H. Y., Kim, H. K., You, J. Y., Dionigi, G., Russell, J. O., & Tufano, R. P. (2020). Institutional experience of 200 consecutive papillary thyroid carcinoma patients in transoral robotic thyroidectomy surgeries. Head and Neck, 42(8), 2106-2114. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26149