Robotic-assisted thyroidectomy: a new experience in anaesthesia

Mardhiah Sarah Harnani Mansor, and Adlin Dasima AK, and Nadia Hanom I, and Siti Aznida AK, and Rusnaini MK, and Mohd Fahmi Z, and Mohd Nazir MS, and Izwah Azyyati A, and Mohd Firdaus S, and Karis M, (2017) Robotic-assisted thyroidectomy: a new experience in anaesthesia. Journal of Surgical Academia, 7 (1). pp. 51-54. ISSN 2231-7481


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This is our first experience in providing general anaesthesia for robotic-assisted thyroidectomy (RAT). It is rather a new experience for our anaesthetic team and few issues should be addressed. The conduct of RAT must be fully understood and familiarized as it may present with few challenges for the anaesthesiologists. The key point of success during this learning curve period is the importance of teamwork between the anaesthesiologists and the operating surgeons. The specific anaesthetic challenges include limited access to the patient post-docking of the robot, the need of extra precautions of the anaesthetic circuit and IV line connections, a vigilant anaesthesiologists and options for postoperative pain relief.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:General anaesthesia; Postoperative pain; Remifentanil; Robotics; Thyroidectomy
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:12271
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:29 Oct 2018 03:43
Last Modified:02 Nov 2018 21:45

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