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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11

Minimally invasive retroauricular approaches to the neck: A paradigm shift


Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Rajeev Sharan
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, 14 Mar E-W, DH Block (New Town), Action Area I, New Town, Kolkata - 700 160, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_7_20

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Introduction: The conventional approach for surgery of the thyroid and neck is performed through an open transcervical incision. Endoscopic and robotic neck surgery via retroauricular approach is a viable cosmetic alternative with improved functional outcomes. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent endoscopic or robotic assisted neck surgeries from September 2016 to December 2019 at a tertiary cancer center in Eastern India. Results: A total of 54 patients were operated by the retroauricular approach. We encountered minimal complications and better cosmetic results compared to the standard open approach. A significant reduction in operative time over the course of the study was observed, signifying an easier learning curve. Conclusion: Retroauricular approach is a feasible cosmetic minimally invasive approach to neck surgeries with satisfactory functional outcomes, which may be implemented in developing country like ours where cosmesis is rapidly gaining popularity.


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