Robot-assisted submandibular gland excision via modified facelift incision

Seung Wook Jung, Young Kwan Kim, Yong Hoon Cha, Yoon Woo Koh, Woong Nam

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Background: The conventional transcervical resection for submandibular gland disease has some risks and an unsatisfactory cosmetic result. Recently, robot-assisted surgery has been developed as a plausible substitute for conventional surgery which provides an excellent cosmetic outcome. Case presentation: The authors performed robot-assisted sialadenectomy via modified facelift incision using the da Vinci Xi surgical system (Intuitive Surgical Inc., CA, USA) with two endowrist arms (monopolar curved scissors and Maryland bipolar forceps) successfully in a 44-year-old female patient who suffered from sialolith and severe atrophic submandibular gland. Conclusions: If similar studies are done in the future, this robot-assisted sialadenectomy may become established as an alternative to existing disadvantageous surgical methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
JournalMaxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec

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  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery


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