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

Show simple item record 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 2018-08-16T08:30:01Z 2018-08-16T08:30:01Z 2018-07-27
dc.identifier.citation 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 .
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dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject head and neck
dc.subject surgery
dc.subject management
dc.subject centralization
dc.subject cancer
dc.subject NECK
dc.subject HEAD
dc.subject FEASIBILITY
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject CENTERS
dc.subject TRIAL
dc.subject BASE
dc.subject 3122 Cancers
dc.subject 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
dc.subject 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
dc.title Transoral Robotic Surgery in the Nordic Countries : Current Status and Perspectives en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
dc.contributor.organization HUS Head and Neck Center
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dc.relation.issn 2234-943X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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