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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;206(6):523.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2012.02.001. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

Simulation of robotic hysterectomy utilizing the porcine model.

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  • 1Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA. mhoffma1@heatlh.usf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article describes the simulation of robotically assisted hysterectomy utilizing the porcine model.

STUDY DESIGN:

Utilizing 3 domestic pigs, a technique for robotically assisted hysterectomy was developed. An edited video clip of the model was assessed by 6 gynecological surgeons.

RESULTS:

The steps of the operation are described in detail and are shown in a video clip. Overall the procedure simulated that done in the human both anatomically and surgically. Some of the evaluators rated the identification of the cervicovesical junction to be more difficult and division of the paracervical ligaments to be relatively easier in the model.

CONCLUSION:

Reported here is a technique for robotically assisted hysterectomy in the domestic pig that may be useful for training purposes.

Copyright © 2012. Published by Mosby, Inc.

PMID:
22381262
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