Robotic versus endoscopic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancers: A multi-institutional analysis of early postoperative outcomes and surgical learning curves

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Robotic thyroidectomy is an emerging technique with postoperative outcomes that are at least comparable to those of conventional endoscopic thyroidectomy, with some end-points appearing superior. Our multicenter series represents the largest comparison of robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy to date, with results suggesting a comparable robot technology we used that could overcome some of the technical limitations associated with conventional endoscopic procedures, with reduced operation times and increased lymph node retrieval. Moreover, we found that the learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy was shorter than that for endoscopic thyroidectomy. Copyright © 2012 Jandee Lee et al.

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Lee, J., Yun, J. H., Choi, U. J., Kang, S. W., Jeong, J. J., & Chung, W. Y. (2012). Robotic versus endoscopic thyroidectomy for thyroid cancers: A multi-institutional analysis of early postoperative outcomes and surgical learning curves. Journal of Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/734541

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