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Type: Journal article
Title: Robot-assisted, volumetric tongue base reduction and pharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
Author: Robinson, S.
Krishnan, S.
Hodge, J.
Foreman, A.
Citation: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2012; 23(1):48-55
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1043-1810
1557-9395
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Samuel Robinson, Suren Krishnan, John-Charles Hodge, Andrew Foreman
Abstract: A structured approach to Surgery for OSA has been clearly defined and accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The aim of surgery is to address the collapsibility of structures of the upper airway.The da Vinci Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California, USA) has been validated and now approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an adjunct to transoral surgery. Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) has been proved to be useful in resection of oropharyngeal malignancy and some benign tumours of the parapharyngeal space. This is due to the excellent visual and instrument access, as well as the loss of tremor.The application of TORS for a variety of surgical procedures for sleep apnea is described. © 2012.
Keywords: Trans oral robotic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
TORS for tongue volume reductuon
TORS for pharyngeal surgery
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Published by Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/j.otot.2011.10.004
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