Journal of Surgery & Clinical Practice

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Functional outcome and complications of robot-assisted free flap oropharyngeal reconstruction

The purpose of this education was to measure the consequences of robotic-assisted oropharyngeal reconstruction comparison with conventional free flap rebuilding. The robotic surgical system delivers a clear, overblown, 3-dimensional (3D) view as well as a accurate and stable instrumental movement, which minimizes several technical problems that may be encountered in the surgical treatment of oropharyngeal tumours
A retrospective review of successive patients who underwent reconstructive operations by free radial forearm fasciocutaneous flap for oropharyngeal defects over a 20-month period (May 2013 to December 2014). The primary translator variable was method of reconstruction (conventional versus robot-assisted). Consequence events were postoperative difficulty rates, revision rates, and postoperative functional outcomes.The study sample consisted of 47 subjects who experienced reconstructive operations using free circular prepare fasciocutaneous flap for oropharyngeal defects (33 conventional and 14 robot- assisted reconstructions). Complication rates between the conventional and robot-assisted groups were similar for flap failure, wound infections, partial necrosis, hematoma or seroma formation, wound dehiscence, and fistula formation. The revision needful extra operation was comparable between the two partners. The functional outcomes postoperatively of robot-assisted reconstructions are healthier than conventional reconstructions as established by the Functional Intraoral Glasgow Scale scores.
There is no important change in difficulty and revision rates between conventional versus robot-assisted oropharyngeal reconstructions. The application of a robotic surgical system seems to be a safe option with healthier oral function postoperatively in the free flap rebuilding of oropharyngeal defects without lip or mandible splitting. Robotic surgical systems provide a clear, overstated 3-dimensional visualization as well as precise, stable instrumental movement, thus minimizing technical problems that may be encountered in the surgical treatment of oropharyngeal tumours. This reading assessed the outcomes of robotic-assisted free flap oropharyngeal reconstruction compared with those of conventional free flap reconstruction

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