Gasless, transaxillary robotic neck dissection: the technique and evidence

Sang-Wook Kang, Min Jhi Kim, Woong Youn Chung


Robotic neck dissection (ND) for the thyroid cancer with lateral neck metastasis case is one of the emerging surgical techniques, and has been highlighted as minimally invasive surgical technique recently. Gasless, transaxillary robotic approach enabled the surgeon to do meticulous and precise dissection in the complex procedure, such as ND, eventually showed favorable surgical safety and outcomes, as well as superior functional and cosmetic benefits. In this article, the author would like to introduce the detailed techniques and secure evidences for the gasless, transaxillary robotic ND.