Robot-assisted endoscopic mediastinal parathyroidectomy

Turk J Surg. 2018 Jan 3;34(4):315-318. doi: 10.5152/UCD.2017.3437.


Ectopic parathyroid glands can be located at any anatomical location from the base of the tongue to the mediastinum. One-third of these glands migrate deep into the mediastinum, which are not accessible with a low cervical incision. In this article, we described the robotic approach to an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid gland. This management method of mediastinal adenomas has significant advantages when compared to conventional surgery.