Transaxillary Robotic Thyroid Surgery – Surgical Art
This work of surgical art illustrates surgeons using robotic arms to remove the thyroid gland through an incision in the axilla (armpit) thus avoiding a large scar on the neck caused by traditional thyroid surgery. This “scar-less” procedure is performed with the da Vinci® robotic device – a surgical tool that facilitates complex surgical procedures.
This illustration helps patients understand how robotic surgery will work through the armpit to reach the neck, and access difficult-to-reach locations around the thyroid gland. The smaller inset image shows how the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the parathyroid glands are preserved.
The pioneering da Vinci® System allows the surgeon to operate three robotic arms simultaneously, while using a fourth arm to hold tissue in place. The robotic arms also enable the surgeon to cut, hold and cauterize tissue.
Low Res for the web: 1200pxx908px, 72DPI, 504Kb: $AUS550
High Res for prints: 25cmx18.91cm, 300DPI, 20Mb: $AUS750
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