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Robot-assisted excision of cervical cystic hygroma through a retroauricular hairline approach: a case report

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Title
Robot-assisted excision of cervical cystic hygroma through a retroauricular hairline approach: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13256-016-0929-0
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Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Tsung-Lin Yang, Min-Che Tung, Stella Chin-Shaw Tsai

Abstract

Cystic hygroma is a rare benign abnormality of the lymphatic system generally occurring in young children less than 2 years old. The standard transcervical surgical treatment of cystic hygroma may often leave a permanent scar in the neck region. We report a case of cystic hygroma in a 19-month-old Asian baby girl successfully treated with robot-assisted excision through a hairline neck-lift approach. We present the use of the Yang's retractor as an instrumental advancement to this surgical approach. Treatment options for cystic hygroma may be surgical or nonsurgical. We report a case of cystic hygroma in a 19-month-old child successfully treated with robot-assisted excision through a small concealed retroauricular hairline approach. This is the first report in the medical literature of treating cystic hygroma with a minimally invasive robot-assisted excision via a small, concealed, hairline incision.

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Unknown 8 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 38%
Other 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Unknown 3 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 13%
Unknown 5 63%

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