A Comparative Study of Robotic Thyroidectomy Using Transaxillary Approach Versus Conventional Open Thyroidectomy : Postoperative Body Image Change and Cosmetic Satisfaction
Most patients with thyroid tumors are effectively treated surgically by practitioners
experienced in the techniques of thyroidectomy. Many patients, especially women, undergoing
thyroid surgery are concerned about the postoperative cosmetic appearance of the neck.
Robotic thyroidectomy which can hide the operative scar was associated with a higher degree
of patient cosmetic satisfaction. In this study, we designed a prospective study comparing
the cosmetic satisfaction and the postoperative body image change which associated with
patient self-esteem between robotic thyroidectomy and conventional open thyroidectomy group.
Time Perspective: Prospective
South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)