Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Oct–Dec 2018) 70(4):607; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1416-2 OTHER A RTICLES Robot Assisted Trans Axillary Thyroidectomy: A Subcontinent Experience 1 1 Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan Sapana Bothra Received: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published online: 30 May 2018 Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018 surgery in patients with FNAC diagnosis of colloid goiter? Did the authors ﬁnd less of sensation over the tunnel area, which can be sometimes troublesome in female patients? We read with interest ‘‘Robot Assisted Trans Axillary Do the authors feel gasless techniques provide any added Thyroidectomy: A Subcontinent experience’’ by Gupta advantage over techniques which employ gas ? et al. . We congratulate the authors on their ‘‘three arm single incision’’ technique and their results they achieved, even though the numbers are small. We agree with the authors regarding the learning curve and that docking time References decreases with time and also minor adjustments to suit Indian patients with different proﬁle when compared to 1. Gupta AK, Kumar A, Singh A, Subash A (2018) Robot assisted their Korean Counterparts with screen detected malignan- trans axillary thyroidectomy: a subcontinent experience. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1–8 cies and smaller goiters . We have few queries which 2. Ryu HR, Kang SW, Lee SH, Rhee KY, Jeong JJ, Nam KH, Chung many interest future readers. WY, Park CS (2010) Feasibility and safety of a new robotic The authors have mentioned Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 15,000 thyroidectomy through a gasless, transaxillary single-incision for Robotic and open hemi thyroidectomy however the approach. J Am Coll Surg 211(3):e13–e19 3. Bhargav PR, Kumbhar US, Satyam G, Gayathri KB (2013) Gasless Robotic patients would have stayed more in the hospital single incision trans-axillary thyroidectomy: the feasibility and post-surgery than an uneventful open hem thyroidectomy. safety of a hypo-morbid endoscopic thyroidectomy technique. Did the authors compare the Total cost for Robotic and J Minimal Access Surg 9(3):116 open hem thyroidectomies? What was the indication for & Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan email@example.com Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226 014, India
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 30, 2018
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