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Table 1 The clinicopathological and surgical data between transoral and BABA robotic thyroidectomy groups

From: A comparative study of two robotic thyroidectomy procedures: transoral vestibular versus bilateral axillary-breast approach

Items TOVRT (n = 49) BABART (n = 50) Statistical values P
Age (years) 35.0 ± 10.6 44.6 ± 11.8 0.000 < 0.05
Male/female 8/41 13/37 0.239 > 0.05
Height (cm) 163.4 ± 15.0 165.0 ± 8.0 0.473 > 0.05
Weight (kg) 63.6 ± 13.3 64.8 ± 11.5 0.468 > 0.05
BMI (kg/m2) 25.2 ± 14.2 23.7 ± 3.1 0.517 > 0.05
Primary tumor size (mm) 3.50 ± 3.3 5.56 ± 5.0 0.037 < 0.05
Number of removed central lymph nodes (bilateral) (n = 7)
14.14 ± 2.968
(n = 16)
16.06 ± 6.981
1.851 > 0.05
Number of removed central lymph nodes (unilateral) (n = 42)
7.85 ± 4.924
(n = 34)
8.26 ± 5.451
0.653 > 0.05
Central lymph node metastasis 0.51 ± 1.10 1.32 ± 2.6 0.082 > 0.05
Operating time (min) (n = 17) (n = 36)   
(Total thyroidectomy) 241.1 ± 77.8 153.4 ± 59.9 0.000 < 0.05
Operating time (min) (n = 32) (n = 14)   
(Lobectomy) 190.0 ± 44.4 121.0 ± 34.6 0.000 < 0.05
Total hospital stays (days) 9.53 ± 2.9 10.06 ± 3.1 0.317 > 0.05
Postoperative hospital stays (days) 7.4 ± 2.5 7.6 ± 2.1 0.249 > 0.05
Total drainage volume (ml) 153.1 ± 65.5 340.1 ± 140.2 0.000 < 0.05
NRS scores 2.47 ± 0.680 2.57 ± 0.791 0.456 > 0.05
VAS scores 8.79 ± 0.693 8.10 ± 0.848 0.000 < 0.05
Location of tumor    0.228 > 0.05