Robotic surgery in head and neck cancer: a review.

Oral oncology

PubMedID: 20542723

Garg A, Dwivedi RC, Sayed S, Katna R, Komorowski A, Pathak KA, Rhys-Evans P, Kazi R. Robotic surgery in head and neck cancer: a review. Oral Oncol. 2010;46(8):571-6.
The invasion of robotic technology in surgical fields cannot be ignored. Its success in various surgical disciplines especially in urology, cardiology, and gynaecology has set its own benchmarks. Extrapolation of similar results in head and neck is still in experimental stages and long term results are still eagerly awaited to truly establish its efficacy beyond awe and reality. Nonetheless, its future role in this area is inevitable given the encouraging results obtained so far. This article covers the inception to current application to speculation of robotic technology in complex area of head and neck surgery.