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Arq Gastroenterol. 2010 Jan-Mar;47(1):116-8.

Robotic rectosigmoidectomy - pioneer case report in Brazil. Current scene in colorectal robotic surgery.

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Hospital Sírio Libanês, Centro de Treinamento em Cirurgia Robótica, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.


Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is believed to be technically and oncologically feasible. Robotic surgery is an attractive mode in performing minimally-invasive surgery once it has several advantages if compared to standard laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of colorectal resection surgery using the robotic assisted surgical device in Brazil. A 35-year-old woman with deep infiltrating endometriosis with rectal involvement was referred for colorectal resection using da Vinci surgical system. The authors also reviewed the most current series and discussed not only the safety and feasibility but also the real benefits of robotic colorectal surgery.

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