Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has efficiently carried out a robotic head-and-neck surgical procedure on a 49-year-old girl to take away a big tumour of 8cm dimension on her salivary gland with out leaving any scar on her neck, a primary of its form surgical procedure within the nation.
The surgical procedure was carried out by Dr Venkat Karthikeyan C, Scientific lead of Robotic ENT Head and Neck Oncology at Apollo Major Hospital, which has additionally accomplished 125 such surgical procedures, Apollo Hospitals stated in a press release.
Talking concerning the breakthrough surgical procedure, Dr Venkat Karthikeyan stated, “The lady (Vijayalaxmi) arrived at Apollo Hospitals with a big tumour seen on the suitable aspect of her neck. That is the primary time within the nation a robotic RAHI-approached surgical procedure was carried out to take away a tumour of dimension 8cm on the submandibular gland, particularly, with out leaving a scar on the neck.
“The Robotic head-and-neck surgical procedure is an evolving subspecialty within the area of ENT which is assessed as Trans Oral Robotic Surgical procedure (TORS) for cancers of the throat and Retroauricular Hairline incision (RAHI) strategy for tumours on the neck with none seen scars. This strategy facilitates endoscopic neck surgical procedures underneath larger magnification and higher cosmesis, leaving no scars within the seen portion of the neck,” Mr Karthikeyan added.
This is a perfect therapy for younger and socially-active members of society who want therapy for tumours of the thyroid, parathyroid glands, parapharyngeal area tumours, submandibular gland removing, benign neck swellings just like the branchial cleft cyst and neck dissection for metastatic cervical lymph nodes in sufferers with head and neck cancers.
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