Robotics in Sinus and Skull Base Surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) has been proven to be safe and to yield acceptable oncological and functional outcomes for surgery of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, supraglottis, and glottis. TORS has been successful at reducing morbidity, improving quality of life, and providing access to areas that previously required mandibulotomy or other more radical approaches in the past. This has changed the paradigm of management of tumors in these anatomic locations. In this article, the authors review the recent literature discussing the role of robotic surgery in managing sinonasal and skull base pathology and discuss its current advantages and limitations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rangarajan, S; Hachem, RA; Ozer, E; Beer-Furlan, A; Prevedello, D; Carrau, RL

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 633 - 641

PubMed ID

  • 28347482

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States