Gozzo della tiroide linguale asportato mediante chirurgia robotica transorale

Translated title of the contribution: Ectopic lingual goiter treated by transoral robotic surgery

R. Pellini, G. Mercante, P. Ruscito, G. Cristalli, G. Spriano

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Multinodular goiter in lingual thyroid is quite rare. Surgical removal is indicated in symptomatic patients and when cancer is suspected. An external approach is most often used, but is associated with morbidity and sequelae. In this study, we present for the first time the technique of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for removal of a massive lingual goiter. Prospective patient data were collected, including demographics, medical history, symptoms, comorbidities and drugs prescribed. The da Vinci Surgical System was used for a transoral approach to the oropharynx. The technique was validated in a 31-year-old woman with signs and symptoms of multinodular goiter presenting since childhood. The procedure required 115 min, with intervals as follows: tracheotomy, 25 min; robot setting time, 20 min; and console time, 70 min. TOR S is feasible in cases of multinodular goiter in a lingual thyroid. The procedure appears to be safe, with quick recovery of swallowing and speech.

Translated title of the contributionEctopic lingual goiter treated by transoral robotic surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)


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