Transoral Robotic Surgery in the Nordic Countries : Current Status and Perspectives

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Mäkitie , A A , Keski-Säntti , H , Markkanen-Leppänen , M , Bäck , L , Koivunen , P , Ekberg , T , Sandström , K , Laurell , G , von Beckerath , M , Nilsson , J S , Wahlberg , P , Greiff , L , Spaak , L N , Kjaergaard , T , Godballe , C , Rikardsen , O , Channir , H I , Rubek , N & von Buchwald , C 2018 , ' Transoral Robotic Surgery in the Nordic Countries : Current Status and Perspectives ' , Frontiers in oncology , vol. 8 , 289 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2018.00289

Title: Transoral Robotic Surgery in the Nordic Countries : Current Status and Perspectives
Author: Mäkitie, Antti A.; Keski-Säntti, Harri; Markkanen-Leppänen, Mari; Bäck, Leif; Koivunen, Petri; Ekberg, Tomas; Sandström, Karl; Laurell, Göran; von Beckerath, Mathias; Nilsson, Johan S.; Wahlberg, Peter; Greiff, Lennart; Spaak, Lena Norberg; Kjaergaard, Thomas; Godballe, Christian; Rikardsen, Oddveig; Channir, Hani Ibrahim; Rubek, Niclas; von Buchwald, Christian
Contributor organization: Clinicum
Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
University of Helsinki
Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
HUS Head and Neck Center
Date: 2018-07-27
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Frontiers in oncology
ISSN: 2234-943X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2018.00289
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/238494
Abstract: Background: The five Nordic countries with a population of 27 M people form a rather homogenous region in terms of health care. The management of head and neck cancer is centralized to the 21 university hospitals in these countries. Our aim was to gain an overview of the volume and role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and to evaluate the need to centralize it in this area as the field is rapidly developing. Materials and Methods: A structured questionnaire was sent to all 10 Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the Nordic countries having an active programme for TORS in December 2017. Results: The total cumulative number of performed robotic surgeries at these 10 Nordic centers was 528 and varied between 5 and 240 per center. The median annual number of robotic surgeries was 38 (range, 5-60). The observed number of annually operated cases remained fairly low ( Conclusions: The present results showing a limited volume of performed surgeries call for considerations to further centralize TORS in the Nordic countries.
Subject: head and neck
surgery
management
centralization
cancer
SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA
UNKNOWN PRIMARY
NECK
HEAD
FEASIBILITY
MANAGEMENT
CENTERS
TRIAL
BASE
3122 Cancers
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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