Robot-assisted endoscopic mediastinal parathyroidectomy
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.
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this study.
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.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.
The authors thank Tayfun Yoldaş for his wonderful drawing.