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Head and Neck
Feasibility of robot-assisted submandibular gland resection via retroauricular approach: Preliminary results†
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 123, Issue 2, pages 369–373, February 2013
How to Cite
Lee, H. S., Park, D. Y., Hwang, C. S., Bae, S. H., Suh, M. J., Koh, Y. W. and Choi, E. C. (2013), Feasibility of robot-assisted submandibular gland resection via retroauricular approach: Preliminary results. The Laryngoscope, 123: 369–373. doi: 10.1002/lary.23321
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 29 MAR 2012 06:18AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 20 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JAN 2012
- Submandibular gland;
- da Vinci;
- face lift;
- Level of Evidence: 4
To present the surgical technique and feasibility of robot-assisted submandibular gland (SMG) resection via retroauricular approach.
Feasibility study of case series.
We performed robot-assisted SMG resection on five patients with benign SMG tumors. The surgical complications, operation time, amount of bleeding, amount and duration of drainage, and duration of hospital stay were reviewed.
The surgery was successful in all patients without any significant complications. The mean operation time was 62.4 ± 6.3 minutes, amount of bleeding was 10.4 ± 3.2 mL, amount of drainage was 149.8 ± 114.7 mL (3.2 ± 1.6 days), and duration of hospital stay was 4.2 ± 1.8 days. All patients showed excellent cosmetic satisfaction because the postoperative scar was hidden by the auricle and hair.
Robot-assisted SMG resection was feasible without any significant complications and satisfactory cosmetic results. The safety and oncologic outcome of the procedure should be verified with larger number of patients and longer follow up period. Laryngoscope, 2012