Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Özer Makay1, Said F. Durmaz2, Murat Özdemir1, Ilgın Şimşir3, Gökhan İçöz1, Mahir Akyıldız1

1Division Endocrine Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Nederlands
3Division Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Ege University School of Medicine Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Ectopic parathyroid glands can be located at any anatomical location from the base of the tongue to the mediastinum. One-third of these glands migrate deep into the mediastinum, which are not accessible with a low cervical incision. In this article, we described the robotic approach to an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid gland. This management method of mediastinal adenomas has significant advantages when compared to conventional surgery.

Keywords: Robotic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, parathyroid adenoma, parathyroidectomy

Cite this paper as: Makay Ö, Durmaz SF, Özdemir M, Şimşir I, İçöz G, Akyıldız M. Robot-assisted endoscopic mediastinal parathyroidectomy. Turk J Surg 2018; 34(4): 315-318.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed

Author Contributions

Concept - Ö.M., M.A.; Design - Ö.M., M.Ö., l.Ş.; Supervision - Ö.M., G.İ., M.A.; Resource - M.Ö., I.Ş.; Materials - S.F.D., I.Ş., M.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - M.Ö., I.Ş., S.F.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - Ö.M., M.Ö., S.F.D.; Literature Search - S.F.D., M.Ö., I.Ş.; Writing Manuscript - M.A., I.Ş., S.F.D.; Critical Reviews - M.A., G.İ., Ö.M.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.


The authors thank Tayfun Yoldaş for his wonderful drawing.