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Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep;61(6):499-501. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1333140. Epub 2013 Feb 22.

Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with simple laparoscopy for diaphragm eventration.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, South Korea.

Abstract

Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been applied for general thoracic operations. Its advantages include not only those of minimally invasive surgery but also those of magnified three-dimensional vision and angulation of the robotic arm. However, there are no direct tactile sensation and force feedback, which can cause unwanted organ damage. We therefore used laparoscopy simultaneously to avoid a blind intraperitoneal area during robotic surgery for diaphragmatic eventration via transthoracic approach and describe the technique herein.

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10.1055/s-0032-1333140
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